April 13, 2012 11:50:05 AM



He hesitated at the foot of the staircase. “I have looked into the eye of the tiger,” he said to himself. “I have fought pirates and advised kings. I have sought out lost treasures in misty green mountains and through the riches of poverty have tamed my own heart. I have walked paths none other would tread, but this is more than I have courage for.” And he stumbled as he climbed toward his dying father's bed.

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