Thanks and Dedication


Thanks Warren and Laura

Who can thank everyone for a lifetime worth of friendships, help, and shared experiences? It is said that a person will know who their real friends are when the chips are down; in this regard I am one of the wealthiest men alive. If the hardest road is the road to Hell, I’ve been fortunate to shake the hands of friends all the way there and back.

Pushing Leaves Towards the Sun is dedicated in memory of Susanne. The song Susanne appears in Chapter 3 of my memoir 13,760 Feet—Living with TWA Flight 800

Special thanks go to Warren and Laura.

Special Dedication, in memory of

Here is a song written and performed in honor of Susanne by one of her and my friends:

Susanne by Mick James


She was born in Denmark
Destined for the world
Raised in New England
A simple down-home girl
So full of life
So full of hope
When the hand of fate closed

I knew so briefly
Two years, give or take
I grew to love her
Something in her way
So full of life
So full of hope
When the hand of fate closed

Where’s the justice for the innocent?
Where’s the truth that bares her name?
Where’s the justice for the innocent?
Life will never be the same

Sweet as an angel
So deep and true
Trying for someone
That someone was you
To share her life
To share her hope
When the hand of fate closed

At last we caught certainty
She had become so happy
A new born rise soon
Faded without warning
Who stole her life
Who stole her hope
Damn the hand of fate that closed

Where’s the justice for the innocent?
Where’s the truth that bares her name?
Where’s the justice for the innocent?
We will never be the same

But your memory remains
Your memory sustains
From Denmark to the Long Island sands
In memory, always, Susanne