Sky on Fire
Beginnings . . . OR . . . Finding the Linchpin

Charge of the Light Brigade

I have a lot of . . . projects . . . going on.

And I don't mean knitting projects.  (Although there are those, too.)

Just a lot of . . . things, around home and work . . . to take care of.  Or deal with.  Or put to rest.  Or tend to.  Or set to rights.

The other day, as I was trying to develop my Strategy for Project Success, I was reminded of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem, The Charge of the Light Brigade.

Half a league, half a league, half a league onward.

Which, of course, immediately got me thinking about Alfalfa, and his ill-fated classroom recitation.


PROJECTS to left of me! (Cue: pyrotechnic explosion)

PROJECTS to the right of me!  (Cue: pyrotechnic explosion)

Into the valley of Control . . . Rode the Intrepid Organizer!

(You know what I'll be up to this weekend. . . )

Half a league, half a league
Half a league onward,
All in the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
'Forward, the Light Brigade!
Charge for the guns,' he said:
Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.

-- Alfred, Lord Tennyson