George Kelley was talking about heroes the other day, which sort of goes along with this post.
Do you have a mentor or role model--or did you have one in your youth?
I idolized Margaret Mead for years. Exotic locations, serious research, an almost missionary zeal to her work, a life of the mind. I was half-finished an anthropology major when the department self-destructed and I switched to history.
What about you? Was there someone you emulated other than your parents? Who led you in the path you took?