In which the author admits to an unpleasant paradox.

It is no secret that I am a control freak. I have had the need for some sort of control for all of my life. I have had to learn how to train myself out of being in need of control.

Back in grad school, my friend Angela had a moment to tell me that just because I would perform a task a specific way does not mean that is the only way to do it. That was news to…