For a book about answers, first this question: How do I acknowledge and thank all the people who have trained, mentored, and put up with me in this lifetime? My words are not just my own for they all have contributed to this writing. My voice is not just my own, but it speaks from so many people from so many places, about so many things from five years before rock-and-roll music in 1950 to now, some sixty-eight-plus years later.

In the professional arena, I am grateful to fellow veteran and author Greg Hartley for his work with Maryann and introducing us in 2013.

I am equally amazed and appreciate Maryann for her ability to weave the brightly colored threads of our combined life experiences, professional and personal, ...

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