Copyright © 1998 John D. Beckett, Loving Monday: 14.

A few acknowledgments are in order. (There could be many more.)

To Wendy, my precious wife, who not only bore our six wonderful children but bore with me in this writing endeavor. (Writers can get really grumpy!)

To Dick Leggatt, a skillful editor whose persistence and encouragement were invaluable.

To our employees, who did just fine without me as I worked on this project.

And to the dog, who got shorter runs in the morning.