To my many dear friends around the world who see a different and better future and aren’t afraid to take the risks to bring it to pass. And finally to my wife, Deidre, who endured more than she usually has to as I was mentally and physically absent, often hunkered out in the barn writing—and then graciously helped me edit the final copy.
To Michelle, my wife, soul mate, and best friend. Without your inspiration, patience, and support, this book would not have been possible. To my children, Mitchell, Matthew, and Mark. More proof that you can do anything when you put your mind to it! And finally to my parents, whose love and confidence in me never waned. Thank you.