Thursday, 30 October 2002
Pix Of The Day: Land Of The Long White Cloud
CREDITS: © Tim Exley/PhotoWeb.com The Long White Cloud
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'Aotearoa', the Maori word for New Zealand, means 'land of the long white cloud'. British born photographer Tim Exley, a Toyko resident for 12 years, went there for medical treatment in early 2001. An exhibition, at GoodHonestGrub.com in Tokyo, and a web site, at PhotoWeb.com, resulted from a personal reawakening. We think we should feature more art photography here on ODAAT…
We chose four of the most representational picture to make the thumbnail strip. The only reason for doing this was to make a more approachable and recognizable introduction. We suggest that you enter by the home page, or the first image, then follow the artist's progression. However, we do not think you will be spoiling anything if you just drop in by clicking any or all of the thumbnails.
On This Day In 2002: Getting Lucky in Las Vegas - Wed, 30 Oct 2002
CREDITS: (left) © UMC; (right) © Robin DuCrest/Special FX Lighting, Inc.
MAPS:  District  Location
This entry does not mark a return of the particular feature, but rather fulfills the promise made a while back in the web log; it was also a personal watershed. The stents were a 'temporary' measure as things turned out, and six months later I had a quintuple cardiac bypass. I hope that lasts a little longer.
Two weeks ago to the day, we went to participate in a trade show in Las Vegas. The following Sunday morning at 6 am I began a heart attack that lasted for four hours, though by that time I was receiving medical care. I was admitted to UMC (University Medical Center of Southern Nevada), which is one of only four hospitals in the USA to have installed an advanced digital imaging catheterization system, as recently as summer 2002, that allowed a surgeon on two successive days to place 'stents' in the blocked arteries of my heart so that the blood started to flow again.
In the city built by losers, I became a winner.
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Jules Laforgue (1860-1887)
"Ah! que la vie est quotidienne."
Oh, what a day-to-day business life is.
'Complainte sur certains ennuis' (1885)