July 1, 2005

Dedicated to my Mom,
who gave me the gifts of pride, gentleness,
unconditional love, and undying curiosity;
and who lived her life with kindness and dignity.
She also gave me the gift of high expectations.
I hope I have begun to live up to them.

And to my wife, Ann, always Ann,
who gave me the gift of us.
Sine qua non (Without which, nothing).

Ann, back when the biggest issue was
whether to ride the Yamaha or the Harley.

And to our families,
whose love, support, and understanding
have been constant as
everything else changed.