Thank you first and foremost to Professor John Limon for sharing my excitement in
making discoveries, for energetically collaborating with me in developing ideas, and
for being understanding about my liberal interpretation of "deadline." It has been a
Thank you also to Dave Roth for hearing out-and satirizing-my thinking as it took
shape. I would not have accomplished this thesis without your generosity and
And love to Mom, Dad and Jon. It's an exciting time for all of us.