Some time ago, I made a post about my recently devised goal to shake hands with people I admire. At the time I had met:
The Avett Brothers
And Alton Brown
In the last three weeks I’ve been able to knock a couple more off the list. Namely:
Comic writer, Matt Fraction, the story of which I detail in a post a little further down this page
And then, on Saturday, I was able to meet author Donald Miller
Miller was speaking at a local church and Sara and I waited around afterwards to meet him. Miller is a great writer and a seemingly neat guy. He writes a lot about growing up without a father and so his writing has meant a lot to Sara. She told me after we left that she wanted to say a lot more to Miller than she did, but was afraid she’d break into tears.
We thanked him for his writings and I thanked him specifically for some of the things he’s written about politics. He signed a book for us and posed for a picture. It was really nice.
So, the tally at present:
The Avett Brothers Alton Brown Matt Fraction Donald Miller
I’m also considering adding a few more names. This isn’t the kind of list that should ever really be complete, I think.