I want to thank anyone who has helped me get to where I am and keep going, everyone who has taught me and given me a new perspective, and anyone who has been a friend.
This includes, but is in no way limited to (I’m sorry if I forgot, but there are so many people who have helped along the way):
My friends and family- Heberts, Watkinses, Benjamins, Whitings, Harnsongkrams, Sabugo, I won’t name names, but I hope I’ve made it clear that you’re appreciated.
My teachers- Babs Sullivan, Steve Sax, Richard Leebrick, Andy Dye, Gary Grace, Pamela McCarty, Amy Duncan, Deone Saraceno, Suzy Nicholson, Sharon Alker, Jim Russo, Dan Vernon, Doug Jeurs, Kurt Hoffman, Janis Breckenridge, Nico Parmley, Andrea Valenzuela, Leslie Coonrod, Andy Berglund, Darren Johnson, Eric Abbey, Mark y Pame y Profes. Jorge y Claudio at IFSA-Butler-Valparaíso, and many many more.
My employers-The whole PiA clan, including Alex, Fiona, Maggie, Mariesa, Richard, and Vikki. And, of course, the teachers and administrators (and students, too!) at the Normal College of Jishou University, including Mr. Long, Mr. Dai, Tony Wu, and Chris Wu– 谢谢!
And last but not least, the people who have helped me on my way while traveling–Arriving by Bike in Eugene for my beautiful bike, R & E cycles in Seattle for being the best bike shop known to man (my trip would be a lot more painful without their expertise), that wonderful lady that fed me steak and mashed potatoes after I found my way out of being lost in Chiloé National Forest, her 96-year-old mother who worried on my behalf…again, the list would be impossible to complete.