Personal comment. After discovering as a physics major that I didn't like doing error analysis of my labs, I switched to mathematics (where the concept of ``acceptable error'' is unknown). I took a brief couple of years between my B.Sc. and graduate school to see a bit of the world and develop a taste for international cuisine. While completing my Ph.D. thesis, I began teaching full time at the University of Vermont as a visiting lecturer. Though I'm not a big fan of November and April in Vermont, the other ten months in Vermont convinced me to settle here, and I came to St. Michael's College in 1988.