So Bren and I were talking on Skype as we do so I can see the kids and she mentioned how she was thinking about her life and turning 40 and mortality and mid-life crises and all those things that drive you crazy because you're reaching a milestone. When Bren's 30 birthday is the date of Princess Diana's death and she'll never forgive her for it. Now on the eve of her 40th, the I-35 bridge in Minneapolis can crashing down into the Mississippi River and people have died or are missing. This is a bad track record that has drug her down a bit and led her to contemplate her own mortality. She wanted to let 10 people she knew who had impacted her life, good or bad, that she was appreciative of their lives. Whether or not she could contact them, she needed to get the idea out of her head. So we're doing this together so it'll seem less "girly".
10 people who have impacted my life who are not family members in no particular order:
Greg Kimble - my Los Angeles wife
Johan Klingler - integrity in art
Steve Kolbe - set me on the path
Chris James - The Best Friend
Felicia Lyon - the first love
Duane Smith - College buddy and comics pusher
Kip Bilderback - Theater older brother
Andrew Doucette - Grade School chum who moved to Connecticut
Mr. Reimers - First art teacher who knew how to make art fun
Brenda Vieths - a pretty girl who liked comics and beat me at pool
There are many others, of course, who impacted my life, but these
are the ones that probably turned me into the direction I'm heading now.