Preface, Thetean Journal, BYU History Department


One year ago, Cameron Nielsen approched me at the History Department Banquet with an interesting inquiry. We had seldom crossed paths, so his question surprised me: was I interested in replacing him as the Thetean's editor in chief? Flattered, but preoccupied with an upcoming presentation in Philadelphia and a summer internship in the English Lakes, I agreed to consider his offer with little ambition to follow through. How appreciative I am that Cameron persisted and passed my name to Dr. Jeff Hardy, who extended me a second invitation shortly thereafter. I write this prologue one year later with a grateful heart. In ways unforeseen, the Thetean has enriched my senior year at Brigham Young University. I admit chat it is with some regret that I, like Cameron, pass the torch.