Okay, it’s Once More Into the Breach, Dear Friends… ;)

“Armed with only swords, they marched out to meet their enemies armed with gunpowder.”

They say that the turning point was when “Wooden men with Iron sticks, replaced Iron men with Wooden sticks.” As we look around us, we recognize that we live in an everchanging world, where each new day brings both triumph and tragedy. And each day, we are forced to reckon with the “Means of Man,” as we try to sculpt our desired “ends.”

Just like Saigo Takamori, many of us find ourselves questioning authority. As the clock of man ticks by, we see ourselves slipping further and further away, at the expense of our families, our way of life, and ultimately, our safety. Some of us sit idly by, held back by the belief that one voice cannot turn a tide or because we fear the retribution that comes from “standing out, by standing up.” Some of us move in shadow, timidly feeding rumor and conspiracy in the hopes that some “other” will pick up the sword, and fight our battle for us. And there are those among us that will face down the “administration” in the hopes of creating dialog, change, and even (gasp!) reform.

I find myself numbered among these, and even though one voice cannot compete with a chorus, it is my profound hope that my voice will serve to bring confidence to others, insuring them that if nothing else,  they are not alone in their beliefs, views, and aspirations. I bet that you’re wondering which group I desire entry into…

As these pages are produced, and then offered up for your judgment, I hope to define that membership.

Note: As of July 9th, 2012, I edited the title to omit my “play on words”.

Apparently, I’m the only one that got it, I guess… 😦

7 Responses to “Okay, it’s Once More Into the Breach, Dear Friends… ;)”

  1. John Hennessy at 11:11 pm #

    Takamori Saigo-Sama?

    OK mate, you get my vote, even though I can’t vote in anything you would want to run in.

    I’ve been watching the evolution of your house and you keep reminding me of the things I admire about America. Same as the things I admire about anyone who just gets on and does it, whatever “it” might be. We would probably disagree about many things ( heck I am a socialist), but it would, for sure, be a fun and respectful disagreement. Should I get n ear Biloxi any time, I would love to help you nail/weld/scare the neighbours, or even the neighbors.


  2. renaissanceronin at 11:51 pm #

    Hai John,

    I appreciate your vote, because a vote for me, is a vote for chaos… um…er… that’s not it… LOL!

    I’ve spent most of my adult life, flapping from the handlebars, on one banana republic after another, and the one thing I’ve learned is that “the cavalry never comes…” So, you make do with what you have, and do the best you can.

    And, although you’d think we have differences, you’d be surprised at the similarities between us. Sometimes differences breed similarity, ya know? Anyway, thanks for the kind words, and if you’re ever in the neighborhood (you’ll recognize mine, by the gunfire and the name-callin’! LOL!)

    Feel free to stop by!

    PS Bring your own ammo! LOL!

    Thanks for dropping by!


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  4. Johanna Tumbleson at 2:51 pm #

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  5. Tex Arcana at 9:00 pm #

    It’s “breach”, bro… 😉

    • Renaissance Ronin at 10:03 pm #

      Yeah… about that. It was kinda a play on words, as American Middle Class Families have gotten used to taking it in the… um… posterior.

      I should probably change that, as apparently I’m the only one that got it… LOL!

      Thanks for the comment!


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