06/05/2012 11:50 am ET

Midlife Marriage: A Peter Pan Ties The Knot

Ever worry about someone who seems stuck, whose life appears inexorably headed in the wrong direction, or maybe no direction at all? I tend to look on the bright side, at a glass that’s three-quarters full. Still, sometimes you fall into a rut that gives every indication of being permanent. After a while, it becomes hard to imagine that change is possible.

Then I think of my brother-in-law Picou.

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