There is no such thing as a self-made man. We are made up of thousands of others. Every one who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts, as well as our success.George Matthew Adams
For your faith, that gave me wings.
For your patience, that suffered me.
For your encouragement, that was relentless.
For your presence, that was unconditional.
For your empathy, when I deserved judgment.
For your comfort, through loneliness and desolation.
For your love, when I was unlovable.
For you taught me the life I now live.
Dulce bellum inexpertis.
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Special Dedication to Dr. Kim Haimes-Korn
“How do I know what I think until I see what I say?”
― ( E.M. Forester – 1927)
In honor of Dr. Kim Haimes-Korn
Great Women I knew
Great Men I knew
To both parents and siblings. I love you all, most of the time.
Remebering Ezeadina Francis Ikwuadinso, whose industrious life provided me with early privilege and position for great opportunities. Through much of life and even in death he remains a bit of a distant enigmatic figure who deserves more than an untimely death afforded. May your legacy inspire better sentiments.
Remembering my grandmother, Mary Rose Mbaezue, whose soft reassurance I could never forget. Fond thoughts also of Sylvia Omini, Onumasi Okafor, and Robert Ikwuadinso who may have been the closest ideal to a big brother during my younger years.
John & Marilyn Kelly: my second parents in my adopted hometown of Edinboro Pennsylvania, which is and will always be one of my favorite places in the United States.
From High School: Adun Akinyemiju, S. O. Adigun, F. T. Himmikaye, S. O. Otoide, A. O. Edun, Lola James, N. J. Osai. A heartfelt appreciation for seeing something in me at a time I could not have possibly believed alone. Today, that future continues to emerge. Thank you.
Memores acti prudentes futuri