“There are three ways to ultimate success.

The first way is to be kind.

The second way is to be kind.

The third way is to be kind.”     Mister Rogers

A small but important dedication to Marian.

My mom was a remarkable woman. Not because she created any great works of art or made a significant contribution to the outside world, only in that she shared her love with her family and friends fully. She was kind and gave of herself unselfishly in spite of her human flaws. Her humor and affability was evident even after a debilitating stroke that rendered her a complete assist for the last 6 years of her life.

This is important to my work. She taught me compassion and how to be kind. To me, this has been my greatest asset. Thanks, mom.


The photograph of my dad reading the love letters between them. Theirs was a tumultuous affair. It wasn’t a happy ending but I am grateful for the warm albeit crazy family I was born into.