Some Creative Heroes

Last week, I was working on a prompt that involved making a list of creative heroes, past and present, then looking for patterns among them.

So here’s a list — and a chance to publicly acknowledge some people who have really influenced the way I live, think, and work.

  • Brian Doyle
  • Seth Godin
  • Mark McGuinness
  • Abraham Lincoln
  • Krista Tippett
  • Debbie Millman
  • Winston Churchill
  • Langston Hughes
  • Lyle Lovett
  • Jacqueline Novogratz
  • Naomi Dunford
  • “James Chartrand”

That’s a wordy bunch, isn’t it! Many thanks to all of them for their guidance and example — whether they meant to give it or not.