Who is a hero of yours?


Oxford Languages defines a hero as “a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities,” but we humans consider heroes to come in many different forms, whether human or not. In these times of amplified strife, it’s nice to recognize those who we appreciate.

The Do Tell question of September is: “Who is a hero of yours?”



Nick Saadi, Incline Village
Unicorn wrangler

Mother Earth because she has shown us how she heals after the immense amount of fires that we’ve had in the last number of years.


Abigail Polus, aka Siren Saint, Reno/Truckee
Gypsy extraordinaire and intimacy coach

One of my favorite heroines is Madonna. I appreciate the way she has always been brazen with her music, sexuality, and style and how she has always used those tools to be a beacon of light that defies the norms of how society perceives modern femininity.

Chris Reed, Tahoe Park

Local community [members] that help each other out and do philanthropy without expectation of anything in return.


Lindsay Wehrman, Tahoe City
Nature-loving mom

All dogs are heroes, especially my border collie/Great Dane, Marley, who lived until he was 19 years old and was my best friend and hero during those 19 years of my life.

Lexi Schumann, Glenshire
Local realtor and dog mom

My hero is my mom because she’s probably one of the strongest women I know, and in this world [in which it] is super difficult being a woman, it’s really nice to have a super strong female role model to look up to.


  • Ted Coakley III

    Lived: OH-TX-OK-CA-NY-CA Visited (work and/or non-work): many states all over the U.S., MX, Canada, Central & South America, Asia & Europe. High on my wish list is Ireland, all over Africa, New Zealand, Russia, Norway, China, Iran, Bhutan, Ecuador, Iceland, Bali, Baja .... well, okay, any/everywhere would be great to visit. Worked: photo, film/video, manual labor, high finance, menial, profound. Someone recently asked me, "You like to talk to people that others don't like to talk to?" I answered that I do like doing that, as much as talking to anyone else, but it's not "a thing" for me that I'm especially into. A day or two later, it struck me why I was asked that - because a lot of people are not like that ... not like me in that way. I'm glad I'm not like others in that way. ¡All for fun and fun for all!

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