I would like to acknowledge and thank the many contributions of the teachers throughout my life, especially Sharon and Kevin Lightner, and the many wonderful professors at San Diego State University. Thank you Andy Barnett, Bob Capettini, Martha Doran, George Easton, Carol Houston, Nathan Oestreich, Rick Samuelson, Will Snyder, Howard Toole, Carol Venable, Gretchen Vik and Gene Whittenburg for many inspirations.
“The medicore teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
—William Arthur Ward (1921-1994)
I would also like to acknowledge and thank the many friends who have provided unending encouragement. These are the friends who root for you in the bottom of the 9th ...