I like reading blogs as much as writing one myself. In fact I often neglect mine in favour of reading others. So, imagine how great it felt when I checked in on fellow Brit, Ian Lumsden’s, intricate animation blog and found our piece, TODAY, there – In Praise of Barack Obama. Here’s an excerpt from what Ian had to say.
“It seems appropriate on a grey day here when such little light as exists is cast by events across the Atlantic. The words resonate with hope and the CGI piece is beautifully crafted by the design team, co-founders¬†Jerry van¬†de Beek and¬†Betsy¬†deFries.¬†Quintessentially American rural landscape on a perfect Spring day, butterflies, canary let out of its cage, splinters of light, flowers and a young couple squinting in the bright sunlight: the piece unfolds and matches the rich voice of the narrator and lyrical beauty of the poem. Lovely and uplifting.”
Thanks Ian for discovering our work and pairing us with this breathtaking moment in history.
Check out Ian Lumsden’s wonderful blog and even more wonderfully animated films at: http://www.animationblog.org/
From: “Emru Townsend” email@example.com
Date: October 29, 2008 5:47:08 PM PDT
I’m back! Actually, I’ve been home since last Friday, trying to readjust.
The reason for my discharge and transfer back to my old hospital is because although the transplant itself was an awesome success by any measure, I haven’t gone into remission.
So what does this mean? Well, there’s a chance that I’ll develop Graft vs. Host Disease (GvHD) which might attack the leukemic cells. But frankly there are too many ifs in that statement, and there’s no guarantee it would wipe it all out, as far as I know.
I asked one of my hematologists in Ottawa how much time he figured I had. He said less than a year. I asked the same question of my hematologist today, and she said weeks, maybe months.
Those are the facts about the leukemia. I have a lot more to write but I started today about twelve hours ago by collapsing and needing to be be brought in to the hospital by ambulance. I’m quite tired. I have just enough energy to ask a favour. Could those of you who are on mailing lists I’m on (or used to be on) please post this? I don’t have the energy to go to PWAC-L, the various SIGGRAPH lists, CE-L, and so on. You’d really be helping me out a lot. Thanks.
Emru Townsend |¬†firstname.lastname@example.org
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Are you a match? Find out how you can help save my life: ¬†http://www.healemru.com