Cancer patients, investors, and sports coaches alike are obsessed with the answer to one crucial question: "What are my options?" Options explain much of what we do, think, and are. They provide restrictive boundaries as well as idyllic horizons that beckon us. |Ancient Romans had a form of capital punishment involving the condemned sitting in a room surrounded by retractable walls. Each day the walls inched closer until the inevitable occurred. |At times we feel as if life?s walls are closing in on us. Our mobility, opportunities, and pleasures rapidly shrink.