Today I met one of my local heros, Steve Amen. Host of OPB's "Oregon Field Guide", Steve Amen takes viewers all over Oregon from deep inside the sewer systems of Portland, to remote canyons and mountain tops in the wildest parts of the state. I've long admired his knowledgable, friendly and soothing demeanor, and his wardrobe of sporty rain jackets. Today was OPB member day at my Place of Employment, and Steve was there, along with his teenage son and several other OPB TV celebrities. He was kind enough to sign my tee shirt (which I will wear with pride), and let me take his picture. Not everyone was as star struck as I was, however, when I gushed to his son, "Your dad is so cool!" he looked at me like I was nuts and silently shook his head.