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My Crash, Concussion, and Disappearance

I apologize for my drifting into the unknown lately to our frequent readers, those that have e-mailed me, and those that left comments. I have a semi-valid excuse. The smashed-up car that is pictured in the photo above is the Toyota Corolla that I had just purchased. I don’t want to say too much about the collision because the insurance companies are battling it out on the claim, but I do want to share with you that I was driving the vehicle and I suffered a mild concussion. I am okay, but for a few days following the collision, I had some headaches and was very tired. And right after the collision I was pretty woozy. I have no ill-effects from the crash, except that I have been very tired in the weeks following, and have had a definite lack of motivation for writing articles. The being tired part is typical following a concussion from what I understand. One other thing that I will say about the crash is that I think that if the pedestrian facilities were better at the intersection near where the collision took place, I would guess that the crash would have been less severe. I have been thinking about that at the intersection ever since I moved to Sacramento. The ironic thing is that I was on my way to a walkability workshop!!

Another excuse of mine is that I have been traveling a lot lately with family visits and whatnot. Here are some photos from my travels:

Point Reyes National Seashore

Yosemite National Park

Napa Valley

San Francisco

And yes, Sacramento

I’ve noticed that the Capitol always looks crooked in my photos. I’m fairly certain that I’m shooting parallel with the ground I’m standing on. Even though I walk past the Capitol every day, its relation to the ground is something that I don’t notice. It’s still magnificent.

In between all of this traveling, I have been working a bit behind the scenes on things. Expect some changes to the website in the next few months! I’m also traveling to Hawaii next month. I’m very excited to explore Honolulu’s walkability, among other things.

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  • CentralCity October 31, 2006, 2:24 pm

    I too was wondering what happened to you , Im sorry to see and hear about the accident . Congrats on being Ok …

    Your travel photos are stunning ! The yosemite shot looks like you pulled it right from a postcard !

    Looking forward to more , keep up the good work


  • CentralCity October 31, 2006, 2:25 pm

    btw , what was the intersection that your accident took place @ ?

  • Eric October 31, 2006, 6:19 pm

    Thanks for your concern!! I am pretty dandy now, still more tired than usual. Yes, I was impressed how good that Yosemite shot turned out, and I’m my harshest critic.

    The accident took place at 14th & P Streets Downtown.

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