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Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a hot and sultry Friday night in August. Pardon the redundancy—if it is Las Vegas in August, nights are hot and sultry. Though many diversions beckoned, I decided to check my email before heading to bed for the evening. Sitting in front of the computer with a bowl of ice cream and a glass of cognac, I downloaded Rew A. (“Skip”) Godow Jr.’s 1986 article from the Forum for Honors that was attached to an email from our journal’s enterprising editor, Ada Long. The essay was there as part of Ada’s call for journal submissions spawned by or somehow connected to Skip’s article.