Yesterday it was raining hard (yes, I live near Seattle). My wife and I were traveling to the city to see our accountant. While driving at 60+ mph on a rural highway in a VW Jetta, a deer came out of nowhere and was suddenly looking at me a few inches away from my driver’s side window. He was trying to avoid me with his head jerked back. I responded by swerving the car. Together we narrowly averted catastrophe.

I’ll never forget that instant. And I’m guessing this deer won’t either. It’s at times like this when I’m glad I autocross. Thank you angels.