Leonardo da Vinci
Arturo Meuniot / Denis Diderot,
they fanned a desire to succeed.
Albert Einstein, who understood.
Alfred Korzybski, who helped me understand.
and then, Ayn
gave me the courage to stand alone.
they read and, approvingly, tolerated.
Philip Morrison, who pointed the way to
C.A. Bjerknes and Einstein.
K.M., never far away.
Ray Knurek, who taught me long division.
Ms. Pearl, at Madison Elementary, started the journey by encouraging a maverick.
Carolyn, who proofread much of the original material and introduced me to some of those above; and . . .
suffered through all of it for nearly 50 years; and, sons, Paul and Ian,
who suffered for a lesser time.
Toni, who was supportive;
whenever, it was required;
as were Wuan, Indranee, and Tarita.
And, of course, beginning with
all the myriad blues and jazz performers;
and, their brethren
swingers and syncopaters who followed
in the tradition of Ellington.
They all provided continuous background
and inspiration during the
years of research and production.
Many others, such as Voltaire,
and Paz, belong here; possibly, even
their spirit and quotations
are found throughout this work.
Many thanks to
all . . .