I won’t get off track on this blog too often. I will do it for Nelson Mandela. He has been an inspiration to me since I was a student at Western Kentucky University in the late 1960s. Mandela, Nigerian novelist Chinua Achebe, my roommate Harry Morris, and WKU dorm-mates Eugene Smith, Dennis Wright, Ruben Bynum, Howard Bailey and Dwight (I am so embarrassed I can’t remember his last name…so sorry!)… taught me a simple life’s lession… ”There there are no colors only people. Color is for those who don’t want us to be people.”
So Happy 94th Birthday Madiba (a nickname derived from the batik silk shirts he prefers.)
“Asimbonanga” (“We haven’t seen him”) performed by Johnny Clegg.