With the exception of "The Gladiator," I do believe that most, if not all, my heroes and heroines are writers, scientists, and the odd philosopher.
This week another funny, charming, bright heroine died: Nora Ephron. The obituaries are pouring into my mailbox just like, "You've got mail."
Other recent deaths of those I'd call "my hero" was Maurice Sendak, a child-hood acquaintance and wonderful writer, artist and fellow Brooklyn-ite.
Even more recently a stunning hero, Ray Bradbury, passed away.