the following are people that i have never met that i think deserve major props...
cartoonist aaron mcgruder. creater of "boondocks" & unbeknownst to him, my boyfriend.
oliver sachs. a writer and an imaginative neurologist filled with curiosity.
edward gorey. draws mesmerizing creepy sketches.
malcolm x. a brillant mind, orator, & an enigma.
ira glass of this american life. radio crack it is.
ella fitzgerald: my favorite all-time singer
phillip seymore hoffman: in my opinion the best actor alive today.
elizabeth eckford: one of the little rock 9.
due to some miscommunication, she attempted to enter the high school alone with
mobs calling her names, threating her, & throwing objects. all 9 deserve major
kudos. the fact that she attempted to do this alone...that bravery is unparallelled.
edwin moses: 400 meter intermediate hurdles runner.
won 107 consecutive finals (122 consecutive races - winning every 400-meter race he entered for 10 years).
he set the world record in his event four times. i ran this event in high-school, and i can comfirm
that it is one of the most grueling events in track & field.
charles schulz: i spent my youth reading the
25 cents charlie brown/peanuts books. my favorite character was linus - so much
in fact that i named my pet after him.
simon wiesenthal: holocaust survivor who spent his life
bringing nazi war criminals to justice. "Please do not turn me into a hero. I do not feel like a hero. In fifty years I have never
forgotten, not even for a single day, that I am a survivor."
"You should never mix politics with justice."