Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy birthday, Jim Henson

Jim Henson has always been near the top of my Most Admired list. I loved his unbounded creativity and penchant for visual punchlines.

In celebration of his birthday, here are a few others from my list...

Dr. Seuss: And what happened then...? Who-ville they say that the Grinch's small heart grew three sizes that day!

Steven Spielberg: Redefined the action movie genre. Humanitarian. Seven kids. How cool is that?

William Wegman: Dressing up dogs in funny costumes! How cool is that??

Anne Geddes: ...enough said.

Carl Sagan: Billions and billions. He made science cool. Or me nerdy, not sure which.

Woody Allen: When I imagine the perfect gig, it involves writing and directing a new movie every year for 40 years.

Paul McCartney: Or writing a classic song every month for 50 years.

Everyone who has made the world a better place by virtue of the love they give, the laughter they incite, or the people that they inspire.

Who do you admire?


  1. I'll also take Jim Henson, Carl Sagan and Dr. Seuss, and add in Shakespeare, Virginia Wolff, Bill Moyers, Jon Stewart, Joni Mitchell, Meryl Streep, Roger Cohen,(op-ed,Times), my friend Lenna, and Elizabeth Warren. There are many more in between these disparate cracks, but I'll stop!

  2. So then at dinner last night I asked Newton to weigh in on this, and without hesitation he named Lassie, Flipper and Mr. Ed.

  3. So not only is he an anti-intellectual, he's really, really old.

  4. Bingo!
    I just had to come back today, moved to add my beloved Pete Seeger to my list. What a classy hero he is...and today the Times shows him marching with the OWS'ers from 95th St. to Columbus Circle using two canes; he's 92!

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