The Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers of good intentions." --American Statesman Daniel Webster (1782-1852)

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

When it is your time

I ran across this post back in 2012 doing some research for my "Monday Music" with the "Boogaloo" theme that I am running.  I decided to repost it because it is a really good post.  
I had "borrowed"this from a fellow blogger, "Stormbringer" A.K.A. Sean Linnae.  His blog is still on my blogroll although he hasn't posted in a year.

 or in the 13th warrior when the Norsemen recited this:

"Lo there do I see my father. Lo there do I see my mother and my sisters and my brothers. Lo there do I see the line of my people, back to the beginning. Lo, they do call to me, they bid me take my place among them, in the Halls of Valhalla, where the brave may live forever."

“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision.

When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

~ Chief Tecumseh (Poem from
Act of Valor)


  1. Zulu has always been a favorite of mine. In the battle at Roark Drift,
    about ten percent of the soldiers earned the Victoria Cross. That was
    a big deal! It would be like a 130 man unit where 13 soldiers were
    awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in a single battle. It is no
    wonder that 3 or 4 thousand Zulu Warriors saluted them and walked away.


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