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Mike Vogt is responsible for music. A graduate of Sterling College with a B.S. in Business, he is married with two children. He resides in central Kansas.

Taylor Stucky is responsible for words and music. He received his Bachelors in Music - Flute Performance from Sterling College, and his Masters from Wichita State University.

Roy Stucky is responsible for words. A graduate of Sterling College with a B.S. in Management Information Systems, he is married with two children. He resides in central Kansas.

Yes, this is deliberately vague. Let the work stand or fall on its own merit. We do not want to promote ourselves. If the music is good, there is no need. If the music is bad, who cares who we are?

"The Poetic Sentiment, of course, may develop itself in various modes in Painting, in Sculpture, in Architecture, in the Dance very especially in Music and very peculiarly, and with a wide field, in the composition position of the Landscape Garden. Our present theme, however, has regard only to its manifestation in words. And here let me speak briefly on the topic of rhythm. Contenting myself with the certainty that Music, in its various modes of metre, rhythm, and rhyme, is of so vast a moment in Poetry as never to be wisely rejected is so vitally important an adjunct, that he is simply silly who declines its assistance, I will not now pause to maintain its absolute essentiality. It is in Music perhaps that the soul most nearly attains the great end for which, when inspired by the Poetic Sentiment, it struggles the creation of supernal Beauty. It may be, indeed, that here this sublime end is, now and then, attained in fact. We are often made to feel, with a shivering delight, that from an earthly harp are stricken notes which cannot have been unfamiliar to the angels. And thus there can be little doubt that in the union of Poetry with Music in its popular sense, we shall find the widest field for the Poetic development. The old Bards and Minnesingers had advantages which we do not possess and Thomas Moore, singing his own songs, was, in the most legitimate manner, perfecting them as poems."

from "The Poetic Principle"
Edgar Allen Poe

We owe more thanks than we can begin to cover here, but we will try. We beg forgiveness from any deserving person inadvertantly left off here. Thankfully, we can update a webpage, so the errors can be shortlived.

First and last, above all, we thank our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit. Without You we are nothing.

Thanks to Janis Stucky. I could not be the person I am without you. You are my contact with this world, and the best judge of taste I have ever met. With the possible exception of husbands. Without your insight and expansion, this work would not even exist. Without your love it is quite possible I would no longer exist.

Thanks to Georgia Vogt for the perspective, and for the tolerance and support of what must have often seemed a mad venture. Your understanding toward all the equipment expense allowed the entire project to continue. Few indeed are the people who would have endured so much for so many years when it seemed doubtful anything would ever come of it.

Thanks to the Stucky sons for loaning your Dad's time to this project. May it be repaid many times over in many ways.

Thanks to Erik and Hannah Vogt for loaning your Dad's time to this project. May it be repaid many times over in many ways.

Thanks to Richard (Micko) and Hope McMickle for positive feedback and support when it seemed no one else cared. In some ways most important of all, thanks for understanding what we were trying to do. If there is someone who knows more about music, I have never met them. The night you first heard The Dark Wall, and the good things you said about it, helped both Mike and I over a time of serious doubts.

Thanks to Ray Trent for the reviews and feedback. You represent the high end of our target audience. Cheer up compatriot! The sufferings of this present world are not worthy to be compared to the glories that await those of us who love the Lord.

Thanks to Tracy Stucky for surviving all those long conversations. I hope the scars do not run too deep! May the world soon learn to appreciate your paintings and drawings.

Special thanks to Ryan Stucky for taking dictation of a good bit of the early draft of Transapparent while we were driving. I know you would have rather spent the time playing games but lending your ear proved exactly what I needed to get the novel's basic structure.

Thanks to David and Strawberry Hidaka for their friendship and for Strawberry's understanding of what I was trying to accomplish in Transapparent. Strawberry, you are the most talented visual artist I have ever known, and that is saying something since my brother too is quite talented. Your Street Ministry is a direct expression of the compassion of Christ. May you be strengthened to continue the work until God sends a worthy successor.

Thanks to Vern Carder. Wood seems to love your touch. Friend, may God reward your heart for His Kingdom in this life as He will in the new Jerusalem.

Thanks to John Faulkner. I could not have asked for a better friend to be my first college reader. May your vision into the mysteries of the Kingdom of Heaven continue to deepen.

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