My wife Kathy, who probably made a terrible
mistake marrying me, but stayed by my side for so
many years regardless.
My daughter Lauren, a source of eternal delight.
Becoming her father was one of the best things that
ever happened to me.
My mother, whose enduring gentleness and sense of
humor is a model for many.
My father, an imperfect, tormented man who I only
understood completely after he died.
My friend Dave Patterson, who I disliked when we
met in the second grade. He soon became more of a
brother than a friend.