If a century is truly blessed, the folks who lived through it will have a handful of names that come to mind who they can call heroes. Of that handful, one or two may stand out above them all. Yesterday, one of the greatest men of the 20th century (and on into the 21st) passed away...he was a truly outstanding hero!
It is rare that I will post about an individual on this blog and even rarer when the subject is not related to foraging. But I feel it is the least I can do to take a moment to honor the late great Nelson Mandela. Mr. Mandela was a true hero, an inspiration and a patient warrior for equality. If you already know of his achievements as a champion of the oppressed, and as an avid anti-apartheid activist (to say the very least), then please take a moment to remember this man. If you are not familiar with Mr. Mandela, please take some time to look him up and read of his true heroism. He was one of a kind!
Always honor those who pass leaving this world just a little bit better than they found it. Keep the old ways alive!