Tuesday, August 31, 2010


I've been dealing with some personal things recently and haven't felt much like blogging. So for the foreseeable future Right-Wing & Right Minded will be mainly used for Wednesday Hero and Music Czar Monday with maybe an occasional political post.


Unknown said...

nothing wrong with that,Chris....we've all gone through the 'ebb & flow" of blogging when personal stuff comes up.
just make sure you come back to it when you're ready:)

M*A said...

Take care of yourself Chris.

Silke said...

Take care of yourself, my friend.


Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!-
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
And things are not what they seem.

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Not enjoyment, and not sorrow,
Is our destined end or way;
But to act, that each to-morrow
Find us farther than to-day.

Art is long, and time is fleeting,
And our heart, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral durges to the grave.

In the world's broad field of battle,
In the bivouac of life,
Be not like dumb, driven cattle!
Be a hero in the strife!

Trust no future, howe'er pleasant!
Let the dead Past bury its dead!
Act, -act in the living Present!
Heart within, and God o'erhead!

Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sands of time.

Footprints, that, perhaps another,
Sailing o'er life's solemn main,
A forlorn and shipwrecked brother,
Seeing, shall take heart again.

Let us, then, be up and doing,
With a heart for any fate;
Still achieving, still pursuing,
Learn to labor and to wait.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow