Some of you may know through fb or twitter that my godson, Seamus, underwent brain surgery this past summer to remove a malignant tumor from his cerebellum. He is manfully struggling back from it and has to date regained much use of his right hand, tentative freedom from the walker, and his ability to speak. His "new" voice is a different one than his pre-surgery one, and its timbre belies the brilliant, sardonic wit he inherited from both his parents.
I invite you to view the video I rendered from a powerpoint presentation he put together. Bring a hankie, and I hope you exit the movie with a portion of the inspiration I get from it every time I view it.
You'll have to view the video on the blog webpage, since it's embedded from a private ning I set up for his many loved ones. His dad, a successful filmmaker, actor, poet and playwrite, has quite a following too. I hope he eventually does something with the 23 update posts the writing of which I believe served as useful therapy for his own recovery from the ordeal.
Oh, the direct URL is http://scottmerrick.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-i-seamus-spent-my-summ...