Falling asleep list last night I came up with a new alphabet list: PEOPLE I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE KNOWN.
Interestingly, I had no trouble coming up with the usual problem letters like Q (Mike Quill was a great Irish-born New York City labor leader, head of the transit workers union back when most subway workers were Irish, the way I remember him, he never backed down and was a terrific speaker, tough, articulate, and compassionate, one of my first political heroes when I was a kid) and Z, but it took me a while to think of an N and R and the U and Y (I don’t think I’d want to hang out with Yeats) threw me.
Assisi, Saint Francis of
King Jr., Martin Luther
Vinci, Leonardo Di