1985: This book would not have been possible without the help and support of my parents, Alexandrei and Susan, my dear friend Vera Linares, and God.
1989: This writing of this book owes a great deal to Miss Vera and the CBLDF.
1991: This book was written for all of you, and it comes without apology. I’m done.
1996: This one goes out to you, my Vera, my heartsong, who saw me through a great and nearly endless night.
1998: To Vera, with love.
1999: As always, for Vera.
2001: This book is for Vera.
2003: This book is for Jen.