My friends—… I now leave, not knowing when, or whether ever, I may return, with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington. Without the assistance of that Divine Being, who ever attended him, I cannot succeed. With that assistance, I cannot fail.
--President-elect Abraham Lincoln, farewell address at Springfield, Illinois, February 11, 1861.
Now I shall return to my village and there will remain at the disposition of the nation.
Charles de Gaulle, President of France, Press conference, May 19, 1958
I am currently juggling about six different big projects, and I am finding it very difficult to keep all the balls in the air. So I have to let a ball drop, and that ball is writing.
Consider it a tactical retreat. Blogging is the Phillippines, and I am MacArthur. You know the quote.