It was 26 years ago this week that I gave my best friend Byron the best present I could have given him, the gift of attention. I wrote a column in an off-BYU-campus publication about Byron, calling it “Portrait of a Societal Menace.”
The piece was a hit with him and with those who knew him, and later I found out it was a piece with many who didn’t. Not only did it address the subject of Byron, it captured the reality for many single, older gentlemen attending BYU. And by “older” I mean men in their mid-to-late 20s.
So now it’s 26 years later, a good time to revisit my friend the menace. This episode is part one.