People Who Inspire Me

Scientists, physicists, athletes, writers, composers, and fictional characters: these are the unique individuals who have inspired me to think about and appreciate life in new and meaningful ways, and whom I admire most.

Richard Dawkins

The Archbishop of Atheism who popularized the gene-centered view of evolution. Religion: together we can find a cure.

Richard Feynman

Unconventional theoretical physicist with wit, wisdom, and humility, who should have lived longer.

Rafa Nadal

Everything an athlete should be, on and off of the court. Looks really fabulous in pink.

Alan Turing

Father of programming who broke the Enigma code with Welchman and effectively ended WWII, who was then chemically castrated for being gay, kept contributing scientific theories to the world, and committed suicide at 41.

Sherlock Holmes

“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” – A. Conan Doyle

Alan Menken

Musical composition genius – responsible for almost every fabulous Disney classic. Broadway, too.

Kimmy Schmidt

A never flagging, endearing, curious, and undying spirit.

Steven Pinker

The perennial optimist who teaches us a better way to look at life. Please read his book, “Enlightenment Now.”

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