Holi Happiness

Patrick Amy, family, Patrick, photography

Holi DC proved to be an amazing, life affirming and family bonding experience. ISKCON of DC did an amazing job of putting together an event that was not only fun and affordable, but also cultivated an air of kindness. That may seem kind of silly to say if you did not attend, but keep in mind that this event consisted …


Patrick Amy, hedgehog, Invictus, music, Patrick, photography, random observations

Another doctor visit today in the hopes of figuring out the cause of my recent onset of diabetic neuropathy pain in my feet. The specialist isn’t sure what is going on, but he was able to prescribe some meds to help manage the pain. With any luck I may be able to get some sleep tonight. When we got home …

Waiting For Bluebells

Patrick Amy, Patrick, photography, random observations

The bluebells are starting to bud along the riverbanks here in Manassas. Amy and I can’t wait for the explosion of springtime color! We have taken a lot of pictures over the years, but you have also created some wonderful music inspired by the Virginia bluebells. We would love to hear what you create this spring.

2014 Philadelphia Mummers Parade

Patrick banjo, Dear Old Dad, family, Patrick, photography

The oldest and grandest folk festival in the United States, the Philadelphia Mummers Parade will march the streets of my old home town tomorrow and you can catch the action live at http://phl17.com/. Dear Old Dad and I will be watching, miles and miles apart, both of us remembering the wild times we had marching in the parade together.

Hometown Paper

Patrick Patrick, photography

The Crisfield-Somermerset County Times did a nice little write-up about Four Seasons on Brick Kiln Road. Dear Old Dad scanned the article for me. You can read it here: http://www.dailyfrail.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/book.pdf Being cheered on by my family and friends back home is just one of the many things I have to be thankful for this year.

Four Seasons starting to ship!

Patrick Amy, Dear Old Dad, family, Invictus, Patrick, photography

The first of many batches  of books arrived from Crisfield this morning. Mom and dad signed them earlier, we inscribed and packed them tonight. The process will continue until all of the pre-ordered books are shipped. Four Seasons on Brick Kiln Road is going out into the world. I am so excited! Thanks to everyone for the love, prayers and support. We did it!

Four Seasons on Brick Kiln Road is here!

Patrick Patrick, photography

After endless edits, revisions and test printings, Four Seasons on Brick Kiln Road is now in print. My copy arrived today. It is beautiful, if I say so myself. We will sign and ship pre-ordered copies very soon.  

Four Seasons on Brick Kiln Road has arrived!

Dear Old Dad banjo, Dear Old Dad, family, Patrick, photography, random observations, Uncategorized

The first printing of Patrick’s newest book is at last here. We will be getting together soon to sign the pre-ordered copies. There is still time to “pre-order” and get a copy signed by all the Costello’s. http://funkyseagull.com/4seasons.html Lots of other cool stuff in the works. Updates soon. Thanks to all who responded to my request for a banjo neck …