X-Message-Number: 13505
Date: Sun, 9 Apr 2000 10:06:20 -0400
From: Thomas Donaldson <>
Subject: CryoNet #13499 - #13504

To Dave Pizer:

A potential problem: due to my (apparently now vanished) brain tumor,
I get Jacksonian seizures. These cause me to floridly lack coordination.
One consequence is that I would be a very unsafe driver of a car or
even a bicycle. (I actually wrecked 2 cars before the implications of
my condition became plain not only to me but to my doctor and my auto
insurance broker). A consequence of this condition is that I must either
walk (yes, I can still walk OK) or take some form of public transport,
from a taxi to a bus to a train etc. 

So does this property you've bought lie anywhere close to a FREQUENT
bus line?

I raise this question not just for myself but because others may also
find that they have such conditions well before they're likely to die.
Even simple aging can produce a condition in which the person simply
cannot drive. If they're content to simply sit and smell the flowers,
they won't need to drive, but if they want to do more with themselves
it's important because they will need some form of public transport.
Catching rides with friends just doesn't work if you need to do it
repeatedly. One advantage of my current residence is that a major
university lies within walking distance... which helps a lot in 
putting together PERIASTRON, for instance.

And to anyone reading this: you don't know what will happen to you,
but one thing that may well happen is NOT that you die when you are
capable of doing everything you can do now, but that you die after
a period in which some simple acts which you do everyday now become
impossible. This is a corollary of the point that "death" does NOT
usually occur to people in full possession of their abilities.

So what IS the situation with your recently bought tract of land?

			Best and long long life,

				Thomas Donaldson

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