For the past week or so, I have been having some major problems with my left knee. It's the one that was directly impacted and bent sideways during a St Joseph Jr HS Football game. I have them looked at every 5-10 years or so, and I am about due. I also have similar damage that was done to my right knee in that same incident, but not as seriously. This was part of the reason why I stopped playing football, since I had read about Bobby Orr and all the problems he had because he kept on playing with his injured knees.
I have had some chronic problems over the years with them. But now I am having a major problem with my left knee. It's very painful at times, and every time I go up or down the stairs...I get the feeling it's going to give out on me. It hasn't so far...but i am constantly thinking about what I would do if/when it does give out so that I don't panic if it happens. It's one of the great things I learned in Air Cadets in my pilot ground school is this way of thinking and continuous planning in potentially dangerous situations. They train pilots to constantly think about how an where they will land if they suddenly lost power, and I apply that to many different things. Like the time the brakes failed on my van. I had thought through a procedure if that every happened, and it did. And I was able to not only avoid an accident, but to get it safely off the road into a parking lot.
Anyways, I recently found out that I have been quoted not only by a highly influential book on cyberculture, but by The Village Voice!
I first noticed that I had been quoted in this book: Escape Velocity: Cyberculture at the End of the Century by Mark Dery
What I never did was click on the link to the footnotes....an it turns out that it is taken from an article in the Village Voice where I am quoted! So I need to dig up a copy, probably at the Library, of the February 13, 1993 issue of the Village Voice!