When I was about seven years old I won a Halloween cos- tume contest in my hometown of Pelham, New York. I believe that was the year my parents dressed me up as Mr. Clean (yeah, the disinfectant guy). My mother and father rarely bought us our costumes; they always liked making them instead. Since there were seven of us Carroll kids, they must have started the production process around Groundhog Day. Giant pumpkins, robots, Egyptian prin- cesses and even Mr. Peanut spewed forth from our home in late October. So Claire and Bud, thanks for making it a fun, loving and creative home.
Collin and Claire…you are my never-ending source of amusement, inspiration and occasional angst. Mary, you are always there for me. I love you all.
And to Bob Sutherland. Thank you for your honest feed- back, creative talents and willingness to talk to me on the phone when I’m stuck in traffic.