Ok, Here’s my list of individuals that greatly influenced me over the years but you have to promise not to laugh. There’s no special order but they were all just very important enough to me to be remembered in a special way. My mother, my father, my wife, my grandmother and grandfather, Mr. Spock, Princess Diana, Ernest Shackleton, Mother Teresa, Mrs. Peel, Linus Pauling, Poncho Barnes, Temple Grandin, Soichiro Honda, Dolly Parton, Chesley Sullenberger, Tina Turner, Hans Selye, Sophia Loren, Ellen Ripley, Jimmy Carter, Shirley Muldowney, John Fogerty, Lynn Conway, George Patton, Rudy Simone, Michael J. Fox, 7 of 9, Cassandra Peterson and Buddy Holly. And, I’m sure that there will be a few more before I die.