Thursday, February 01, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #18

Thirteen Qualities of a Hero

1. courage

2. truth-teller

3. grace

4. grit

5. sense of humor

6. generous of spirit

7. humility

8. respects the dignity of self and other

9. unmasks the hubris of the pretentious (ego masquerading as dignity)

10. champion of the vulnerable

11. vigilant against abuse of power

12. guardian of liberty of conscience, speech, assembly etc.

13. irreverence for convention and conformity

One of my heroes died Wednesday. May her spirit live on in those of us who benefited from her example..

Links to other Thursday Thirteens!

1. Di 2. Tink 3. Ally Bean 4. jenny 5. Susan 6. spyscribbler

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6 tell me a story:

Di 2/01/2007 3:26 AM  

I was about to leave a snarky comment about you being another Heroes evangelist...but then I looked at Molly's obit. I enjoyed reading her columns in syndication and was not aware that she had died. I agree that she is heroic...and that it is tragic that her life was cut short by cancer.

Tink 2/01/2007 4:11 AM  

I didn't know Molly, but her death must be a big loss. I'll light a candle for her tonight.
My TT is about music preferences.

Anonymous,  2/01/2007 5:14 AM  

This is a lovely list and I think that it's nice how you linked it to Molly Ivins. "Raise more hell" is a good motto, but being the do-bee that I am it is something I've never been very successful at doing.

My list is up at

Anonymous,  2/01/2007 7:03 AM  

i like heroes...yeah those are exactly the list to be one good hero!

Susan 2/01/2007 11:48 AM  

I'm ashamed to say I've been completely out of the news loop this week - thanks for letting us know about Molly Ivins - such a brave and inspirational and definition-of-integrity person! I enjoyed her writings so much. Great TT and great tribute to a wonderful soul. Thank you.

Anonymous,  2/01/2007 2:20 PM  

I'm so sorry about your hero! They are such an important part of our lives. Best!

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