To the memory of my mother Sofia Haddad, with appreciation, admiration, and love. Throughout the odyssey of her life her devotion, sacrifice, and agape were unconditional, her strength, courage, and commitment unwavering, and her wisdom, intelligence, and pansophy unparalleled
W. M. H.
To my wife Maria and our daughter Sophia who educed me from being to becoming by adding a fourth dimension to my life
S. G. N.