For Diane, Julia, Jennifer, and Emily. Thank you for a lifetime of love
I wish to thank all my teachers and mentors—especially Dick Williams, Carole Steinruck, Mark McCandless, Emily Keshner, and Mom and Dad. Your dedication to my education is as responsible for this publication as was my writing. A special thanks to all my students and especially to Dr. Michael O'Hara for his editorial assistance. Lastly, a thank you to Melissa Duffield who believed in my writing before I did.