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    Re: FW: Avoiding collision.
    From: Doug Royer
    Date: 2003 Oct 8, 17:28 -0700

    Jan,it's rather funny that you envy me my job because more than once I
    envyed people like your self their jobs or at least their lives.
    For everything there is a cost.The cost to me for living this lifestyle is
    never being in one place very long.I was at sea almost constantly for 19
    years.I made no real long lasting friends other than shipmates and we go our
    seperate ways not seeing each other for years or ever.I made lots of money
    and experianced many exotic things.But what good is lots of money when you
    can't share it with someone close to you and what good are memories of old
    when one may get Altheimers and forget them all?
    No Jan,in reality,it is you and people like you who lived semi-normal lives
    on terra-firma who I envy.
    -----Original Message-----
    From: Jan Kalivoda [mailto:jan.kalivoda{at}FF.CUNI.CZ]
    Sent: Wednesday, October 08, 2003 06:51
    Subject: Re: FW: Avoiding collision.
    I believe Doug every word and I like the pitch of the professional
    self-confidence, as I envy him his job.
    But to the Jared's description I would add my own experience. At the unnamed
    sea on board ship of the unnamed company, I penetrated to the bridge in
    early morning hours. After some friendly discussion with the mate, I was
    allowed to steer manually the ferry boat with some 1000 passengers and 300
    cars under the deck for ten minutes. Not in confined and frequented waters,
    I must say. I thank that mate for it now and here.
    I readily admit that my and Doug's statements are not contradictory.
    Jan Kalivoda

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