I especially thank my lovely wife for being there for me and making this idea a reality. Without her this book would never have been started nor would it ever have been what it is. She deserves more credit than she ever gives herself.  She is my partner in life and no words can thank her enough.

I owe a debt of gratitude to my family and friends who took precious time from their lives to read and comment on multiple drafts of the book.  Their contributions were priceless.

Above all I thank my parents, family and community for the lessons they taught me.  My mom raised us to treat others the way we would want to be treated.  My dad taught us to tell the truth and stand up for the weak.  My thanks to both of them.

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Thank you, to my mom, for not giving up on her dream of writing, and for inspiring me to finally get started.  To my dad, for teaching me not to be afraid of taking scissors to my work and for teaching me to make the most out of a setback.  To my children, for reminding me every day that a kiss on the cheek is one of life’s greatest treasures.  And to my husband, for his smile, his love, his support, and for being the best member of my favorite team.

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Original image for book cover by Tanya Nagar

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