Acknowledgments

Amanda Schouten – forever my sister, who told me, “Don’t waste your talents.”

William Scot Bessemer – who has the next most invested in this album, who pushed me when needed and helped me waste time when needed, who finished Voices when I could no longer find the strength.

Dominque, Debra Black, John “MusiM” Beauchamp and Scot – who all contributed voices.

Zachary Annett – who masters as “just a hobby.”

Jennifer Kover – who had patience when I didn’t reply for days on end, who created album artwork beyond expectations.

Megan Trout – because you are.

Kittenita – despite everything, the catalyst, who created the logo and was once my personal photographer (I have yet to get better photos).

Dennis Draeger – who wrote the original bass line for Gate 36 and contributed to the lyrics, and is a damned good friend.

Ei’ichi Iizasa – who provided scanned photos of Kazutomo Fujino’s “The Temptation of St. Anthony” when I’d nearly lost hope of ever seeing it again.

Kazutomo Fujino – who was the inspiration for the song on the album of the same name.

Fukuoka Art Museum – when I was stranded in Fukuoka for a weekend, I missed Christmas but found Kazutomo.

Malaclypse the Younger and Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst – you know what you did.

Eris – for being a right bitch.

All my friends in Korea, my second home – especially Joel, Mi-Jin, Dae-Hyun, Hye-In, Ia (Hyo-Sun), Sam, and Richard and Lucy.

My former students, from whom I learned so much.

The author of Ecclesiastes (don’t worry, I know someone else added that last bit).

Merciless Shadows – who helped keep my sanity in a difficult time.

The guy who first thought to put ice in coffee.

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