There has been no one person more influential on my development than Michael Benner. As a young man growing up in Los Angeles in the 70's, his weekly radio show on KLOS was perhaps my single voice of sanity. I remember having a reel to reel set up and taping the shows sunday nights from 1am to 6am, then listening to the tapes while I worked. He said things no one ever said to me. He told me there was more to the universe then the things I knew of and believed. I vividly remembering turning off the tape recorder, and calling a friend, rewinding the tape,and saying 'you gotta hear this'... From Michael, I learned the ideas of Personal Responsibility. I learned about not blaming people. When I moved from LA to San Francisco, I missed hearing Michael. One of the best moments I'll never forget was when some caller said ..."Well all I know is"... and Michael said, Well, that's your problem. Classic moment. I had the pleasure to meet Michael two times, once at Peace Sunday at the Hollywood Bowl and once at a panel discussion at CSUN. Listen, open your mind... if you dare.