Famous People I’ve Met

The following are famous people I’ve met at various times (and talked to, sometimes at length, not just seen in concert or passing in the distance). I’ll add more as I think of them (or meet them). See also “Writers I’ve Studied With.”
  • Maya Angelou
  • Anthony Hopkins
  • Little Richard
  • The Queen of England
  • Joe DiMaggio
  • John Cage
  • Pico Iyer
  • Douglas Adams
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • Myra Cohn Livingston
  • Bill Gates
  • Steve Ballmer
  • Jim Sinegal
  • Hans Gmoser (inventor of helicopter skiing)       +
  • Mike Wiegele (helicopter skiing guru)
  • Phil Mayer (Olympic skiing gold medalist)
  • David Crosby
  • Stephen Stills
  • Graham Nash
  • Lots of well-known poets, such as Mary Oliver, Czeslaw Milosz, Billy Collins, W. S. Merwin, Allen Ginsberg, Robert Hass, Mark Doty, Stephen Spender, and dozens more