It’s hard to find
anything new to say about the fifth foray into Middle Earth by Peter Jackson
and “company. “
Ha ha, get it, Tolkien geeks?
I’ve covered it all before. Once again we are invited into
their version of Tolkien’s world, and it continues to be filled with amazing
visuals, compelling characters, and thrilling action.
The Hobbit story remains a less oppressive adventure than the dark times of Lord of the Rings, but includes much more serious elements than
the original novel. The film makers have, yet again, made the right choices
about what to leave untouched, and what to alter, to both keep the audience’s
interest, and have the story line fit within the world established in the
Hey there everyone. Back at the end of July I had a second stent put in. The good news was my arteries looked as good or better than when I needed the first stent, except for the bit of probably pre-existing plaque that ruptured. I mentioned there was a photo crew from Cardiology Today there, because my cardiologist was awesome and one of the leading radial users in the state. Guess what? The article was published. Concidentally there was a tattoo themed advertisement on the inside cover of the print version for the devices I've worked for 20 years in R&D on. I'm not sure if they always look for the human interest side, they were entertained by my obsession with getting to Disney World, or they were just happy to find a patient who understood what was being done to him, but they talked to me for quite a while both that day and afterwards through e-mails. Either way, it means I get to take today off from finding something to write. Woo! I need to publicly thank the crew that was there. They were, at all times, courteous, professional, and respectful. Their questions and comments actually made me feel more comfortable and at ease on what was a pretty stressful day. Click here to see the article. Click here to see the second page of the article, if you couldn't figure out the "1" and "2" at the page bottom. Warning: There's blood. But since it didn't upset me, and it used to be inside me, it shouldn't upset you either. Also, I'm in better physical shape than I looked in that photo taken staring into the sun during an EPCOT death march, but it was really hard to find a shot from the Disney trip where we weren't standing in front of something copyrighty.