April 10, 2007
It was snowing, and I simply lost control of the car on the country two-lane blacktop. Large hardwood trees lined the sides of the road. The car was rear-wheel drive. No such thing as anti-lock or traction control. I fought it, pulling out of the right slide only to go into a left, pulling out of the left only to go into a right, and repeating the whole sequence until I finally gave up and let the wheel go, the rear-end of the car slewing completely around and then flying off the road into the darkness and through the trees.