With my mother, brother, and maternal grandparents on the top deck of a Cunard liner in New York harbor, as the adults prepared to leave for Europe,1953. The image of my grandfather in this photograph was adapted for the cover of my book Retooling.

My life has been blessed by loving and supportive mentors, colleagues, friends, and especially family. Near and far, living and dead, they make up the web of my life, of which any website is a highly imperfect representation.