As a kid obsessed with Marilyn Monroe, Arthur Miller first got my attention as her serious looking NYC playwright husband. Later in school he came up again when we read The Crucible, where I learned that he was all about the metaphor (and subsequently I became all about the metaphor, too).
By college I was reading any play or one-act of his I could get my hands on and still consider him one of the great American social critics with Upton Sinclair. Miller taught me that we have choices in this world as human beings, and that sometimes the world changing can start with just one person’s conscience taking charge. You manifest greatness when it is what you believe.
photo taken in San Diego, California