E.H., my friend and mentor, without whose guidance and support I would never have been able to get this blog off the ground.
The Walt Whitman High School Class of 1979, one of the best graduating classes in the nation that year, if I do say so myself. My fellow classmates are not only successful people but are all good, decent human beings. Just by being themselves they urged me to be better than I ever thought I could be. Go Vikings!
Julie Powell, who blogged about her Julie/Julia Project, and found her way in life as a result. I identify with her tenacity, perseverance, and dedication towards a goal in the face of near-insurmountable odds. While I am not married and am older than she is, I lost everything, and I hope to piece together my life one blog post at a time. Thank you, Julie, for sharing your story.
Bluehost, my webhost, Anareil Design, for my blog’s template, Manolo Salsas, for his design services, and Can Stock Photo and Flickr, for their clip art and pictures that supplement my own. I appreciate each company for their unique services and their service provided in helping make my blog be the best it can be.
Matthew Loomis, creator of Buildyourownblog.net, whose informative website put me on the road to creating a blog at all. Beyond that, he is patient, kind, and an excellent writer. Matt, you deserve all the rewards you get in life, because you stand behind your promise of support with action.
And finally, the French people, who have always welcomed me into their country, helped me in every way I’ve needed, and in general have made me feel like I was one of their own. While I am part French, I am still an American, and Americans have not always behaved themselves in France. Sometimes there is more that divides us than the Atlantic Ocean. I hope this blog will help people of each country understand the other better. I could never have conceived of this idea if it had not been for the openness I have experienced from the French people when I have travelled there. Merci, citoyens de France. (Thank you, citizens of France.)
Viking used by Permission of Walt Whitman High School, Athletic Department.