David Coverdale for amazing love songs
David Coverdale for amazing love songs
Simon Schama? Pfft! David Starkey FTW! Great historians...
I don't know I admire, to be honest.
Aung San Suu Kyi
All the Greenham Common women
Ludwig van Beethoven
Martin Luther King
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"Be with me always—take any form—drive me mad! only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you! Oh, God! it is unutterable! I cannot live without my life! I cannot live without my soul!"
Miki Ando, Joannie Rochette, Hikaru Utada, Martin Luther King, Jr., José Saramago, my family.
This may sound corny but here goes:
My mother---who has survived cancer (36 yrs) blindness (11yrs) and an abusive husband to make her life on her own and raise me during the 60's when it was taboo for a women to be single with a child. She has been divorced for 49 yrs.
My husband---who has become one of the strongest most patient men I have ever met and is willing to fight for what he wants. He has saved our company 3x since 1995.
There are many people I have great respect for who believe in them selves and persevere no matter what is put in front of them. Its mostly everyday people as they are the ones than can teach you the best!
Without fear you cannot find courage
Jackie Joyner Kersee is someone that I have admired. During the 88 Olys, I was watching with my Mom, who was dying of cancer, and Jackie talked about her Mom that has passed, and it was so real and true.
Artist: George Ballanchine
Spirtiual/Philosophical/Political: Karol Wotyla/Pope John Paul II
Military/Motivational: George S. Patton.
Mojito, love it.
In my spare time, I like to interview figure skating legends.
Nurses, and not just because my mom's one.
Jane Goodall, Carl Sagan, My Mom, My Mom's Mom(Grandma), Michelle Kwan, Albert Einstein, Beethoven, Rachmaninov, anyone who does volunteer work. I'm sure there are others I'll remember later...but these are the ones that make the strongest impression on me and are easily remembered.
People I admire, pretty much any and all Renaissance artists. A friend of mine, who has lived and suffered with Lupus for many years now. She lives her life with dignity and compassion for others. I admire her courage.
Frederick Grant Banting
Dr. Bertram Collip
John J. R. MacLeod
There's sort of a trend there.
Others I admire...
HM Queen Rania of Jordan, HM Queen Elizabeth II of England and Canada, Princess Diana, Mother Teresa, Joannie Rochette and my cousin Nelson and Aunt Evelyn who have taught me so much about WWII by telling me their expereinces while in the Service.
Especially though...My Dad.
this 2002 Salon.com article:
She tore up that picture of the pope to protest pedophilia in the Catholic Church and the complicity of the church hierarchy.
Not that O'Connor didn't try to make that clear. By singing the Bob Marley song "War" -- and changing the line "fight racial injustice" to "fight sexual abuse" -- she thought she would be bringng the issue of child sexual abuse to the national consciousness.
I can call the moon a pear, but it doesn't make it so. -- kwanfan1818
Have to agree with the others above, RE Sinead O'Connor. I'd forgotten about that but mad to her
T E A C H E R S ! ! !
They have to put up with know-it-all students, absentee parents, enabling parents, school boards, little pay, unions that don't really support them, etc, etc, etc.
I had forgotten about that incident.
Japanfan, I don't think ripping up a picture of the cross would ha e been better. In ripping up a picture of the Pope, she was making a statement about the Catholic Church. If she had ripped up a picture of the cross, she would have been attacking Christianity. While I respect and agree with her feelings/outrage about child molestation, within the church, I don't know that I agree with her method of making the statement.
My sister Gloria.
She is not only my sister, but my best friend as well. I know that no matter what I can count on her having my back.
Peace & Love, Gypsy
Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright.