I would like to dedicate this book and this labor of love to:
- my wife, Tatsiana, who will humor me by pretending to listen to me prattle on about politics and various other topics of which she cares not;
- my daughter, Uliana, who I hope will some day benefit from these words that I have spent a long time creating in hopes to help ensure that the world of tomorrow, the world that she and her children, should she choose to have them, shall inherit;
- my conservative parents Les and Vicki who have somehow raised me and have endured my agonizingly progressive nature;
- my sister, Brandi, and her family – husband Scott, and their children Anna, Samantha, Tyler, and Zach, for hopefully, they will find inspiration and wisdom somewhere within these many pages and my life of questioning.