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.