Can a muse be male? And further, can a muse be someone you've never actually met?
There's a member of Free Open Diary, which used to just be Open Diary until OD spawned OD+, their pay site, and then swapped things so the regular OD was the pay site, and FOD was the free one (confused yet?), who never fails to provoke me to think. He has this uncanny knack of writing exactly what I need to hear, exactly when I need to hear it.
He goes by El Coyote Loco, and I recommend his diary strongly. This is a man who has more wisdom, at the age of 32, than most of us will ever acquire.
And while the things I'm prompted to write about don't show up here in LJ, he is one of my muses.