My Favorite of Omar Khayyam's Rubiat
A Book of Verses underneath the Bough,A Jug of Wine, a Loaf of Bread, - and ThouBeside me singing in the Wilderness - Oh, Wilderness were Paradise now!
Whether at Naishapur or Babylon,…"
"Gunga Din - by Rudyard Kipling
YOU may talk o' gin an' beer
When you're quartered safe out 'ere,
An' you're sent to penny-fights an' Aldershot it;
But if it comes to slaughter
You will do your work on…"
"Quote by Tecumseh (As heard/seen in the movie "Act of Valor)
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…"
"Thinking If you think you are beaten, you are; If you think you dare not, you don't. If you'd like to win, but think you can't It's almost a cinch you won't. If you think you'll lose, you've lost, For out in…"
"A great children's poem (suitable for grown-up men as well)
The Little Boy and the Old Man
by Shel Silverstein
Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the little old man, "I do that too."
The little boy…"
There's a breathless hush in the Close to-night Ten to make and the match to win A bumping pitch and a blinding light, An hour to play and the last man in. And it's not for the sake of a ribboned coat, Or the selfish hope of…"
"The Law of the Jungle
Now this is the Law of the Jungle -- as old and as true as the sky;And the Wolf that shall keep it may prosper, but the Wolf that shall break it must die.
As the creeper that girdles the…"
"I didn't see this one posted.
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
BY ROBERT FROST
Whose woods these are I think I know.His house is in the village though;He will not see me stopping hereTo watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse…"
"Riflemen Form!Alfred Lord TennysonThere is a sound of thunder afar, Storm in the south that darkens the day, Storm of battle and thunder of war, Well, if it do not roll our way. Form! form! Riflemen form! Ready, be ready to meet the storm! Riflemen,…"
"I can only trace the Fraser Scottish side back to 1700, too many people named Thomas Fraser who named their sons Thomas Fraser. The records I need haven't been digitized yet so there's still hope. The Buchanan side from my mother can be…"
"That is a LITTLE far! I shave my head myself now, but it would be fun to have a barber do it occasionally. There are a few expensive "gentlemen's lounges" that do headshaves. I'll need to save up my pennies.…"
"Bit of an update and another question:
- I weighed in at 150 lbs. today, so a gain of eight pounds so far. I know it's not gainz, but it's progress, and it seems like every one of those pounds has been a fight. But, as I said, progress.…"
"The video is powerful. It reminds me of a day when I went to my son's school to pick him up as was our routine since we got a divorce. My ex was in front of the school, belligerent and told me she was taking him instead. I…"
"By gift I mean this: by not being afraid of your own pain you are not afraid of others' pain either. People sense that they can be vulnerable with you and trust you, for you already understand without them having to explain.…"
"That's why the democratic part of democratic socialism is so important. We vote every 4 years here in Ecuador, and there are representatives of all sides of the political/cultural/economical spectrum, there is a healthy opposition, and each…"