All of my women heroes are actual, all of my men heroes are fictional. I don't know what to make of that. Helen Keller and Ann Sullivan head the list. Princes Diana, Eleanor Roosevelt, Dolly Parton... the list is really long Tevya, Chauncey Gardner, Atticus Finch. That's about it. There are men I admire, Joseph Campbell, Sheldon Knopp, Shel Silverstein... but I wouldn't want to pal around with them. I would like to spend a lot of time in the company of the women I think of as heroes. And all of the men on my list have a tender, feminine, side. I seek out in others what I yearn for in myself-- and for myself-- and find it more in women than in men. And, that leads to this: The women I know and know about are more self-aware and compassionate than the men I know and know about. Two more qualities I seek in myself and for myself. So, if you look for me in a crowded room (As if--I would never be in a crowded room), I'll be talking with the women, not the men.