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Madiba (1918 - 2013)

Nelson Mandela became the first black president of South Africa in 1994, serving until 1999. A symbol of global peacemaking, he won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. 302 more words


Even More Crochet: Square Medallions

After fifty years of crocheting, I’m still enjoying it, and recently completed yet another afghan. This “Square Medallion” pattern is started from the centre and worked in rounds, rather than in rows. 178 more words

Mandela 100

To most people I know, the name Nelson Mandela conjures up images of reconciliation, feelings of hope and patriotism, and a desire to do better, to be better. 637 more words


Freedom and the falsehood of extremes

At a time when political and social freedom are being assailed by dark forces around the world, it helps to remember that “there is nothing new under the sun”. 314 more words


Make the most of everything...


Here’s a nice quote by Nelson Mandela: “There is no passion to be found playing small – in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.


THIS DAY IN HISTORY -- "NYT Admits Lockerbie Case Flaws" (May 21 2012)

“The enigmatic Mr Megrahi had been the central figure of the case for decades, reviled as a terrorist but defended by many Libyans, and even some world leaders, as a victim of injustice whose trial, 12 years after the bombing, had been riddled with political overtones, memory gaps and flawed evidence.”

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Paragons of Truth

It is beyond difficult to be a paragon of virtue, one free of sin and avarice, a human being to be admired and emulated, a soul who rises far above the rest of poor mortals who can only watch in awe and wonder. 832 more words