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.
― Dili’s Memoirs
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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
Paul and Susan Dimmick: The measure of a good mentor is not by how much of their advice we follow to every letter, but by how much influence their guidance has on our decision making. Thanks for the courage you facilitated in me.
Women that Impacted Me
Men that Impacted Me
To my parents and siblings. I love you all ― most of the time.
Remembering my grandmother, Mary Rose Mbaezue, whose soft reassurance I could never forget. Fond thoughts also of Sylvia Omini, Onumasi Okafor: death cheats and memories redress. Robert Ikwuadinso ― the closest to the ideal big brother I had in childhood.
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