April 5, 1975 a drunk driver with no insurance or money changed my life. The drunk did not see me or my motorcycle and made a left turn right into my path. My front tire hit the front tire of the the drunk's car. I woke up 6 hours later looking at a vital sign monitor. My first thought was, "This ain't good." When I asked a nurse what happened to me. She told me I was involved in a car./motorcycle accident, which I then recalled the car pulling in front of me. Then I asked if she knew how bad is was injured. She said, "I'll get the doctor." Again I thought, "This ain't good." The doctor came in and told I had a C5/6 compression fracture and I was paralyzed from nipple level down. Same thought again, "This ain't good." Little did I know how bad it could be. Someone said, "Cheer up it could be worse." So I cheered up and sure enough, it got worse.

A quote from the Jimmy Buffett song He Went To Paris.

"some of it's magic, some of it's tragic
But I had a good life all of the way."

That kind of sums up my first 29 years plus the last 42 years.