I am who I am today because of all the writers, musicians and artists who have touched my heart. During the most difficult times in my life, it was often the simple melody of a song, a few words of courage, or an impassioned scene from a poignant film that gave me strength. I'd like to pay it forward by doing what I can to promote art in our communities. None of us can go through life on our own. Let's connect and make the world a little better than we found it.