At midnight, upon completion of our long deliberations, Tim suggested a celebratory swim. He said we should all strip down and jump into the sacred waters of the Chesapeake Bay. Steve Callahan, who once spent 76 days in a life raft and wrote a best selling book about the experience, titled Adrift, pointed out that a freezing gale was howling out there. Murphy simply looked around the table, made his assessment and poured me a stiff drink. Then he sat back quietly. At the bottom of the drink I pushed back my chair and said, "Well, we had better get this thing done."