Feel good for once


William Kamkwamba, who built his first windmill at age 14 from a picture in a textbook, and has no plans to stop any time soon:

On Tuesday, William Kamkwamba begins a book tour of the US, hoping for one thing to finance his education.

The Deli wishes him the best.


6 Responses to “Feel good for once”

  1. sisdevore Says:

    full-on happiness:

    I am making

    Sticky balsamic ribs

    Lemony potato salad

    (both courtesy of epicurious.com)

    and listening to Laura Nyro’s “Christmas & the Beads of Sweat”

    • sisdevore Says:

      Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat
      Come young braves
      Come young children
      Come to the book of love with me
      Respect your brothers and your sisters
      Come to the book of love
      I know it ain’t easy
      But we’re gonna look for a better day
      Come young braves
      Come young children.
      I love my country as it dies
      In war and pain before my eyes
      I walk the streets where disrespect has been
      The sins of politics, the politics of sin
      The heartlessness that darkens my soul
      On Christmas.
      Red and silver on the leaves
      Fallen white snow runs softly through the trees
      Madonnas weep for wars of hell
      They blow out the candles and haunt Noel
      The missing love that rings through the work
      On Christmas.
      Black panther brothers bound in jail
      Chicago seven and the justice scale
      Homeless Indian on Manhattan Isle
      All God’s sons have gone to trial
      And all God’s love is out of style
      On Christmas.
      Christmas in my soul
      Christmas in my soul
      Christmas in my soul.

      Laura Nyro Christmas In My Soul lyrics

      Some thangs never change.

    • artemis54 Says:

      You’re gonna force me to restock my Nyro collection, all loaned out to friends who evidently liked her a little too much.

      Don’t know why, but there are 22 eggs in the fridge, most from a friend with the crazy Auracanas – one in four has a double yolk.

      I’m thinking orange custard. One orange and I could go to town.

  2. sisdevore Says:

    I needed some hope. thanks.

    (just got introduced to the TED lectures last week)

    • artemis54 Says:

      The TED site is way more usable than it used to be thanks to the search functions. Also turnaround is faster all the time from talk to posting.

  3. cometman Says:

    Thanks for posting those videos melvin. Never heard of that guy before but it brought a big smile to my face.

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