Before his diagsis with Parkinson's disease in 1998, Fred Ransdell had dismissed thoughts of contributing to the field of paleontology, labeling them as unrealistic and out of reach. Today? Ransdell has spent years working on fossils at the Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, Texas. He has been on dozens of trips out in the field to search for fossils and has even participated in official fossil excavations. Not just for fossil fans, however, Shaky Man Walking is a sincere account of one rmal guy's stops and starts along the uncertain path before him. It's a heartening read for anyone who fears that bad news, including diagsis with a debilitating disease, means the end of your story. Ransdell is living proof that it can be quite the opposite.