In my profile picture, I am wearing "Vulcan" ear-tips.
Some combination of Sagan and Joseph Campbell.
What Gives Me Hope
"Fitzcarraldo" -- the movie and that is was ever made. Neil deGrasse Tyson. And, yes, Star Trek.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
Banish nations and unite the world. Explore space.
What/who changed my life and why
Ol' Walt Whitman...he's a good friend. And Will S...for reminding me that there's "more in heaven and earth than is dreamt of in [my] philosophy." The film "2001: A Space Odyssey" by, Stanley Kubrick...made me fall in love with space and realize the potential of film.