CHAPTER 11

OUR BELIEFS ABOUT OURSELVES AND THOSE WE LEAD

“Non sibi sed patriae.” Not self but country.1

UNOFFICIAL MOTTO OF THE U.S. NAVY

Before I met Anne, she moved to Washington State from Wisconsin after a job transfer. Anne’s roommate, Donna, drove with her to help with the long trip, which was made a bit more difficult because they were towing a U-Haul trailer with all of Anne’s earthly possessions. When they reached the top of the Continental Divide, it was Anne’s turn to drive, so they stopped briefly to enjoy the sights. The beauty of the pristine snow against a piercing blue sky, the crisp air, and the dramatic vistas of the Rocky Mountains ...

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