CLIFF COON (1934-2005) was a research chemist holding sixteen patents. He published many scientific and apologetic articles in the course of his career, most of which was spent with Stanford Research Institute, Menlo Park, California. He is the author of The Mending String. Cliff spent many years actively involved with his church and community, including serving as a deacon and teaching Bible studies. He was married to Lucille and had six children.