It seems we all have things we should be doing–cleaning out the garage, labeling all those old photos, getting our affairs in order–and yet there is always something else more pressing or more interesting. Sometimes it takes a scare to jolt us into action and that is what happened to me. Twice.
My first scare came a few years ago. I was driving through a canyon when I hit black ice, smashed through a tree, and ended up upside down in the forest, hidden by a blizzard. I was lucky and walked away, but all I could think about was the chaos I would have left behind if I had been killed or seriously injured.Read more