For 47 years (48 starting next month) I've taught graduate students most of whom know how to study and are eager to make something of their lives. I believe this is LARGELY due to parents who kept their kids in school and out of trouble and who encouraged athletics as a means to an end and not as an end in itself. It's about time I acknowledged them on this blog. So ... THANK YOU moms and dads. I'm enjoying the fruit of your labor and I greatly appreciate it.