Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Death Of A Hero

Lots of media outlets are spending time lamenting the death of Patrick Swayze, a guy whose entire resume included two good movies ("Ghost," "Dirty Dancing") and one camp classic ("Roadhouse").

Meanwhile, not nearly enough has been written and broadcast about the death this weekend of Norman Borlaug, the man credited with saving a billion people from starvation. He may not have molded clay with Demi Moore, but his work with wheat fed severely overpopulated parts of the planet, and led to Borlaug becoming one of only five people to win the Nobel Peace Prize, the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the Congressional Gold Medal.