I grew up with Hoppy and Gene and Roy, and Dale and Annie, too. I think that as many of my basic values came from the Lone Ranger as from my Catholic schooling: Do what’s right, no matter what anyone thinks, and do it for its own sake, because it’s right, then don’t stick around to take credit for it.

Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, the real people, were my first inspiration for having a multiracial/multiethnic adoptive family of kids with special needs.

I’m not much of a one for having heroes: there are people who live right and people who don’t. I do, however, like to acknowledge those who taught me some things about being a person who lives right.

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