Once, when I told her I was leaving a solid job, she asked me: "Are you scared? If not, you should be." She was advocating fear as a powerful -- useful -- survival tool. "The great boxer Archie Moore once told me," she said, " 'I ride my fear like a fast horse.' "The December 25 New York Times Magazine section was "The Lives They Lived" with some good articles about the lives of people who died in 2016.