I am a single, head-of-household caring for an Alzheimer's mother (currently in an assisted living facility), 2 big dogs, and a cat (the cat came with mom). I am passionate about helping the homeless, but am more comfortable with animals, so spend more time at the animal shelters than shelters for people.
The volunteers in my community, volunteering at both the animal and human shelters. People that take a stand against injustice with great personal risk, like Martin Luther King.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Work on energy-independence. Legalize drugs (and probably eliminate all taxes AND drug related deaths). Focus on abuse of women, children, animals, and the indigent (when you gotta go, you gotta go and anyone that would abuse a woman, a child, or an animal or preys on the vulnerable absolutely has to go).
What/who changed my life and why
My birth. Everything after that is just experiences that molded me. No book, movie, event, or person could ever be a "defining moment".