19 July 2011

Good Bye And Good Luck.

As I learned the hard way this week, nothing is forever. As a consequence, I think it necessary to put Red Stick Rant into a state of suspended animation. Whether this is temporary, semi-permanent, or permanent, only time will tell. The The Grey Man may take over the helm, but he is also in a similar state as me.

As you know, my dear readers, since about January I have let this site languish, sometimes for days or weeks at a time. It is not due to a lack of interest in the political, cultural and theological goings on in the world, but an utter lack of time and focus. Where my focus has been is on my work in a dwindling economy. I don't think I can be blamed for that.

But, in this last week everything changed; and rather suddenly. I find myself, at 52, going from the frying pan into the fire, and having to redouble my efforts to keep up.

I am sure I will be alright, but I do not think it fair of me to pretend this site is active, when clicking here only gets you something you already saw a few days or a week ago. I have more respect for you, dear readers, and your time. For the past four years you have given up of that time to read what I have to say.

And for that, I can not thank you enough. Especially my loyal readers.

The blogosphere will survive without my voice right now; my family and career, however, will not. See the list of blogs over on the right? Well, check 'em out. Some of the best voices out there.

While I will be drawing down, but I am not cashing out. I still intend to be very active in politics in Louisiana - especially this election season - and commenting from time to time on other blogs. I will also be doing an occasional guest post over at The Hayride.

So again, thank you all. I will see you on the flip side.


Matthew said...

That sounds fairly grim. If there's anything I can do, please let me know. I have enjoyed your blog and comments therein a great deal.

.....CLIFFORD said...


As a blog friend of many years, I deeply appreciate your kind words.

The status is not grim. It is sudden. Legal counsel is well in hand, so prayers would be best. Ask Him to help me for strength - to recover, to bear up my family, and, to forgive.

God's Peace,


Miss Sippi said...

I shall miss you!!

The Underground Pewster said...

Prayers ascending. U.P.

BillB said...


I drop by almost daily to read what you have found and to ponder your comments upon current events and otherwise. I will miss your presence. I pray that whatever it is that happened will be remedied quickly.


Kelso said...

Good luck and may God bless.

Ann McCarthy said...

You are in my prayers. Thanks so much for all the food for thought you have provided over the last few years I've been reading. I have learned a lot.
Grace and peace,

Tina said...

Our church held Jubilee week this past week and I am only now catching up with my blogroll.

Clifford you are in my prayers, and God will answer your friends and bless you with a future even better than you had planned.

Your writing helped inform me so that I could make the oh so right and salvic decision to disassociate completely from TEC, for which I am grateful, and you've continued to inform with great good humor in the political world.

Looking forward to your return!