In every writers life there are those who touch, inspire, and encourage.
A book would not be complete without a dedication & acknowledgment to
the people who have brought so much to the written words I’ve managed to
give voice to.
And so, before the words are read, or spoken, I enscribe these words upon the page,
For, my brother, Joseph Edward Balzac,
and, my sister, Elizabeth Vaas.
With love, always,
For my father, Joseph Daniel Balzac.
And, last, but certainly, not least :
In memory, of my mother, Dorothy Balzac.
(Love is forever * Festina Lente)
There are so many friends who I’d like to mention.
They all, played a part in encouragement and support. This small book, in
no small part, couldn’t have seen completion without their presence in my life:
Francesca Clement; Maureen; David & Joanna Samija; Radical Vixen;
Scarlett; Elosia James; Lil Bit; Lisa Q; Rose; Dandelion Tamer; Butterfly
Temptress; Ryan Ashford; Tara T.; Tey; Joss Loner; Rick Mobbs; Catalina R.;
Padme & Anakin; Misty; Clare McNally; Diane Fortuna; Michelle (brat); Valeria,
and, finally, Emma Bishop. You are all on my Hit Parade…and, I thank you.
In my family:
Anne Balzac: You’ve always been a fair critic and good reader of my
Kathleen Balzac: You have a wonderful eye. I love your photographs. You
are a writer, too, niece. I admire your words, as well.
A special mention must go to The National Marfan Foundation, in Port
Washington, New York.
Thank you, for keeping me informed and healthy.
**___William H. Balzac —11/1/08