I had my sense of mortality very much heightened this morning on the way to work. My brother and I were in my Explorer together and it was raining. Thanks to the traffic, we were going only about fifty miles per hour in the fast lane. Very suddenly my car turned sharply to the right at a forty-five degree angle, headed into the next lane. I think at this point, the wheels were sliding sideways more than they were actually spinning forward. Before long we hit a Ford Expedition and started plowing it across the freeway into the right lane. Did I mention that the Expedition was towing a boat? As we continued to plow this poor fellow’s rig across the freeway, the boat and SUV started to envelope my car, one machine on either side of us. Now picture one Expedition, one Explorer and a speed boat, entangled with one another, sliding sideways down the 10.