To the Editor: When Teddye Clayton retired after nearly three decades as managing editor, I sat down at her desk the next day with some trepidation. Then the phone rang, and it was John. After some warm words of welcome, we began to work—discussing a promising manuscript and galleys for the upcoming issue. If he had any doubts about his new managing editor, I did not hear them in his voice—either that day or in the coming months. He was relentlessly encouraging and supportive, his enthusiasm was contagious, and his energy unflagging. Working with John gave one the sense that one could prevail over any challenge.