Tom Poole was hit by a car on Saturday night, after getting off of a bus near his home. Poole is a core member of the Twin Cities theater community, serving as everything from playwright and screenwriter to actor and talent agent.
Poole suffered severe brain trauma in the accident; doctors had to remove three pieces of his skull to relieve brain swelling. He is currently in the Intensive Care Unit at Regions Hospital. Based on reports from close friends it appears he is still unconscious, but his doctor believes he did respond to at least one request to move his toes.
People interested in tracking Poole's progress can find more information here.
Posted at 11:51 AM on June 28, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Music
One of my colleagues at MPR Classical passed this along, and I couldn't help but share. Watch and learn as the striking of a cymbal is caught in slow motion, revealing just how much we miss when things move at high speed.
MPR's Kerri Miller gets people to reveal some rather interesting things about themselves in her interviews, and her conversation with author Ann Patchet was no exception.
In this case, Miller brought up an incident involving a small boat, the Amazon river, and a 15 foot Anaconda - all part of Patchett's research for her latest book "State of Wonder." Patchett admitted it was a frightening experience, but that snakes do not top her list of pathological fears. What does?
You know what I'm afraid of? Really super-realistic looking baby dolls... of the kind my sister adored. Take a good hard look at one, in their plastic coffins lined up next to each other... it's like a row of dead babies in plastic boxes. It's beyond horrifying.
You can hear their entire conversation by clicking on the link below:(1 Comments)