Sunday, November 10, 2013


On August 1, 2013 I suffered a major heart attack.  I was in a rural area on a job site when I began to develop symptoms.  I was fortunate to have the assistance of the EMS community to get to a local hospital to get care, Life-Flight transported me to a Bangor hospital where I underwent angioplasty.  One stent was placed in my Left Anterior Descending Artery and I was discharged four days later.  

I was very fortunate to have the ambulance arrive before I went into cardiac arrest and died.  The ambulance crew was unsuccessful in bringing me back, but maintained CPR until arrival at the hospital where I was resuscitated. I was gone for over 15 minutes.  So, back from the dead and a great prognosis for a full life yet to come.  It was a very close call however.  

Back from the hospital and recovering
Since being back I have not pursued film astrophotography, but have been dabbling in digital work as it is less demanding.  I do have plans for continuing my analog work and will keep you all updated on future projects.


  1. I would be very interested to hear more about how this has changed your life and your values. Please do share!

  2. Time to work on your book!
    Did you ever do your own E6 processing with one of those color kits?

  3. I poke in from time to time to see what's up and I was stunned to see this announcement. I am so relieved that you are alright. Please take care of yourself and I wish you all the best for the future. - Rory

  4. Thank you for the kind remarks and concerns. I appreciate it immensely. Thank you all.

    Douglass. I have regarded life as precious, not it is two-fold.

    Stephen, I have not tried the E-6 kits yet, but they look interesting. I must try!

    Rory, Thank you for your kind words. I hope you will check back in soon as I am working on some winter images I hope to post in late January.

    It's good to be back!

  5. Will do! Best wishes again. - Rory