Characters I Have Known
and some I have not met, yet

Somebody once said, “Jamaica got de most characters per square mile in de world”.

I don’t know about that – I have only been to Jamaica a couple of times but there has been no shortage of Characters in my experience right here at home. The handful whom I have written about in this section stand out in my mind but there are many others whom I admire or have admired greatly.

I am not old enough to remember Eleanor Roosevelt but I always think of her when I hear people speaking ill of others, so I will speak cautiously and treat those on my list with the respect I think they deserve – ignoring Mom’s advice.

The following list seems to grow as the weeks and months go by but here are a few of my favorites.

  • Willie Nelson[i]He is only 4 years older than I but his odometer is off the charts ahead.
  • Frank Sinatra
  • Ronald Reagan
  • Elon Musk[ii]Somebody said the $44 billion he invested in Twitter should have gone into preventing world hunger or curing cancer. I have often said, the solution to the world’s problems is education. What better investment than stamping out censorship in the news media? Maybe, providing high-speed internet to Ukraine to resist Russian invasion.
  • Andy Grove[iii]How can be listed here and also on my Assholes list? It’s easy, just click here.
  • Dr. Ben Carson[iv]https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ben-Carson
footnotes
footnotes
i He is only 4 years older than I but his odometer is off the charts ahead.
ii Somebody said the $44 billion he invested in Twitter should have gone into preventing world hunger or curing cancer. I have often said, the solution to the world’s problems is education. What better investment than stamping out censorship in the news media? Maybe, providing high-speed internet to Ukraine to resist Russian invasion.
iii How can be listed here and also on my Assholes list? It’s easy, just click here.
iv https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ben-Carson