These memoirs are not just for future generations, though. I have recently discovered that my own mind is beginning to slip away from me. I cannot recall names and faces with the clarity of my youth, nor can I be certain as to when in my life things happened. In short, I am recording my memories as a way to keep some sort of grasp on who I was, who I am, and who I will be. I apologise in advance if anything seems to be fragmented; I am doing the best I can. Please realise that while I am trying my best to keep these glimpses of my life as complete as possible, there are some things which I am unable to fully remember.
With all of that said, I must now be brutally honest with everyone associated with these Memoirs. I cannot guarantee the accuracy contained within this book. Know only that this is the product of a failing mind trying desperately to glean something significant from the cobwebbed recesses of weakening memory. As long as I am able, I shall attempt to verify the events of my life with close friends and family. Unfortunately, since I am getting on in years, there aren't as many of them as I would like.
So, please remember as you read this collection of my life that, while I believe it to be real, I do not know for sure.
-Craig Xerxes Retsnimde