Barbados Free Press Reader Rumplestilskin Takes A Break – “Rump Will Be Missed” say BFP Editors & Readers

From Rumplestilskin

Saturday December 13, 2008:

Friends, colleagues, detractors and general readers,

just a little note to let you know, that for personal reasons I will take a sabbatical from posting here on BFP.

The past, over two years, has been rewarding from a personal perspective, gaining much understanding and enjoyment not only from writers prolific in quality, such as Yardbroom, Colin and others, but from BFP members themselves.

I believe that the blog has contributed much nationally, particularly to the events of the last year.

We must all take learning, understanding and indeed pride from this.

I thank the owners of BFP for the opportunity to post here.

Truthfully, I must also thank them and others mentioned above, for bringing back to me the joy of writing. I thank you all profusely.

To that end, I also thank Colin for the useful references in the ‘Random’ section, while I have been busy, I do plan to take guidance on those writings.

In life we find that necessity comes first, but in the end, maybe with or only with fortunate promptings, one always returns to one’s fundamentals.

To the leaders, I say that you must live your leadership values, must always be respectful, must always listen, be understanding and the Almighty will guide you to success.

To other writers, I say stay strong in the pen and know that victory can only come with patience, understanding and learning. As they say, the pen is mightier than the sword and only education can result in true change.

To the youngsters, I say, stay away from trouble, it takes discernment as to what constitues trouble, but follow learnings from your elders, follow your heart and always be careful in your steps, be wary of wolves, if something ’seems’ wrong, it probably is; but trust in the Almighty and you too shall succeed.

To all, I say that chasing material things is a lifetime exercise in futility.

Ultimately, all we have is soul. I have understood that the earlier that one learns this in life, the richer you are, in the richness that actually counts.

To the finance people, I say, that the ’solution’ to the economic crisis is the age old remedy, of production, jobs and most importantly simple living.

This may not be the remedy that some seek, but maybe therein lies the problem.

Maybe we may return to community sports, to cricket, road tennis etc, to spiritual learning, in whatever fashion and to more positive lyrics and melody in music than negativity, disrespect and noise.

From my understanding, one day maybe two thousand years from now, the Earth will be either a vastly developed civilisation of people, or ruins blown by the dust of change, a symbol to the memory of our short civilisation, for what it was.

To me, there can be no greater example of what we have or do not have, that all we have is Soul.

This sabbatical may be temporary, or permanent, who knows.

If I do post, it will most likely be just quotes under ‘Random’, as I believe that much insight may be derived form these short phrases.

Here, I sign off and again, thank you all, profusely.

Peace & Live Strong




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13 responses to “Barbados Free Press Reader Rumplestilskin Takes A Break – “Rump Will Be Missed” say BFP Editors & Readers

  1. Juris

    Which readers have said that he will be missed?

  2. Red Lake Lassie

    I will miss him (her?) for one. Don’t be such a negative vibe Juris. Rumpy has been around here since BFP came into being. You are still a virgin in comparison, if you get my drift! 😉

  3. HUH???

    Lol, good one Juris.

  4. reality check

    While I don’t always agree with Rumpelstiltskin, I will miss his or her well thought out comments as opposed to the negative sniping engaged in by some other bloggers.

  5. Yardbroom

    @ Rumpelstiltskin
    I have not been here for awhile but I had to take this opportunity to thank you, for your wise words and erudite comment.

    There was an afterglow of warmth in all that you touched. There will always be a place for you my friend, do not stay away too long.
    Many thanks

  6. John


    I enjoyed your posts.

    Take care and best wishes.

    Hard to believe that BFP has been around three years next month.

    You are right, it provides a wonderful service to our country and gives us all a wonderful outlet to hone our writing skills, sharpen our wits and have some fun.

  7. akabozik

    Red Lake Lassie. Are you hinting that Juris is “Like a Virgin” ?

    I was thinking the same thing myself. LOL 🙂

  8. Hants

    @ Rumplestilskin

    All the best to you.

  9. Sad To Say

    Shalom my brother/ sister.

  10. Thanks all, & John, all your great, well expressed writings as well.

    Take Care.

  11. Straight talk


    May you find the peace and goodwill you have conveyed in all your considered postings.

    I’ll miss your early morning posts.

    I’ll miss you announcing Barbados is awake and thinking.

    I’ll miss you.

    Hasta la vista.

    Straight talk

  12. ST,

    Thanks so much,


  13. Jerome Hinds

    Best wishes to you Rumplestilskin.