A very special thank you to Denice and Lavelle Martin. I
stood on the curb at Kimpo. The police were ushering all passengers off
airport grounds. It was nearing midnight. I was exhausted and definitely
not excited about the immediate and impending challenge. For reasons still
unexplained, my contact had faltered. You arrived and whisked me to my
destination in the back alleys of Seoul. Thank you for the incredible act
of spontaneous generosity you showed me on the night of 20 March. NMR got
off to a smooth start thanks to you.
I truly hope our paths will cross again and that I may one day repay
your kindness. Thank you.
To the occupants of White House, thank you for your very generous
hospitality during my days in Seoul.
Staging for NMR would have been a logistic nightmare without your generosity.
"Montana John" Brandt, Laura Turman, Bryan Mittanck,
and Todd Carricato.
Thank you to Dr. Jung Jin Kim for your warm welcome back to Korea
and for the use of your computer to take care of my email correspondence.
To Wayne Huizinga for the use of your chariot to facilitate the
return of the bike carrier to Kimpo Airport, thank you.
To Ji Young Kang, you have been a very special friend for 4 years,
ever since our late night meeting at a bus stop in Suji. You have always
been patient with my hectic energy and whenever I encountered a language
barrier you have rallied forth to make the critical connection. Thank you
for your steadfast friendship and constant assistance.
To the Hong Family - Mr. Kwang Yeob Hong, Ms Jin Sook
Kim, Won Wook Hong and Won Gee Hong - I am eternally
indebted to you all. You have always shown me the best that is Korea, a
willingness to share and a desire to learn, all guided by patience and
immeasurable generosity. Thank you for your hospitality during this and
every time I have visited the land of the Morning Calm.
Thank you Sportime Housewives (Ha Yeon Hee, Im Yeoun Hee,
Jee Jung Ja, Kim Myoung Soon and Yoon Son Ho) for
the wonderful welcome back to Seoul and the marvelous send-off luncheon.
I will always remember the laughter and joie de vivre you have shared with
me. Thank you for your constant friendship and support.