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Having grown up in the era of his wrongful imprisonment of 27 years, I have viewed him in these latter years of his life as a sort of grandpa to the world. And though I knew this day was coming, it didn’t make the shock any less. God bless his soul.

¡Viva Mandela!

Higher Learning

Best known for his work in ending Apartheid in South Africa in the 1990s, Mandela continued to fight for human rights after finishing his time as South African president in 1944, a position he was elected to following his release from prison at the end of apartheid, founding the Nelson Mandela foundation to combat HIV and AIDS in Africa, as well as working closely with international organizations such as the UN and NATO to improve conditions worldwide.

Mandela passed away at his home in South Africa earlier today (December 5). He was 95. For more on Mandela’s life and death, check out this article from NBC. The Guardian also posted a great article listing his 5 top contributions to humanity.


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I generally find a way to fit humor into every post here at 6 of One… But today is a more serious subject. I was inspired by the Daily Prompt.

I love art museums. I’ve been to some of the best in the US. I have yet to travel abroad, so my poor passport sits empty, and I only imagine the beauty of Michelangelo‘s David in person. The realism of David’s veins, his musculature, and all of his human beauty, is miraculous to me.

Indulge me for a moment by imagining that Michelangelo is here in this age, and that by some serendipitous circumstance, he has decided to create a new David. A modern one, but just for me. When he asks who the likeness should be, the answer is simple. My brother. (more…)