Fight or Flight?
Common sense is instinct. Enough of it is genius.
—George Bernard Shaw
One summer evening, Laura’s life changed irrevocably. A split second decision—two lives at stake. Sometimes your whole life or everything that you hold dear can hinge on a single action—an action that doesn’t allow the luxury of contemplation. All that you are and all that you know flows through you at that critical moment—your accumulated knowledge, your hopes, and your fears are all part of the instinctive response. The moment is frozen in time, you may go back and second-guess your decision many times over, but the world around you moves on. For Laura, this moment came when she was twenty-five years old; her sister Diane was twenty.
The day began like ...