My heroes are the great writers and philosophers of the 19th and 20th century. I love music and find that symphonies in particular are structured a lot like a novel. I wish I could write a symphony, or any music at all, frankly. Aside from great thinkers, my other heroes are composers. I currently contribute to the national magazine that my "day job" publishes -- directed to patients with multiple sclerosis...and I volunteer for freelance positions and pick up a few bucks where I can.