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Sunday’s Wisdom #349: Death and Judgment

“Many that live deserve death. Some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them, Frodo? Do not be too eager to deal out death and judgment. Even the very wise cannot see all ends.” – Gandalf, The Lord … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #348: Adversity, Blood, and Choice

“Whether or not you had parents, or a home, or any creature comforts, you had the blood of Zeus running through your veins. You could have done anything with your lives. Adversity is a tool. Push against it. Rise above … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #347: What to Not Care About

“Don’t matter what you look like Don’t matter what you wear How many rings you got on your finger We don’t care, no, we don’t care!” – from “Dig a Little Deeper,” from The Princess and the Frog The story … Continue reading

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Where Did All the Disney Villains Go?

Disney villain. Two words which require no explanation whatsoever. We all know what it means to be a Disney villain, because we all grew up with them. The first one I really remember, I think, is Ursula, the sea-witch of … Continue reading

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Laughing at a House-Hunting Dragon

How many anime and manga these days have freakishly long titles that tell you exactly what the premise of the show is, and what happens, and what it’s about, or at least try to accomplish some combination of such? That … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #346: Hang Together

“There’s no backing out now, for if we do not hang together, we shall most assuredly hang separately.” – Benjamin Frankling, 1776 Coming towards the end of this classic musical, Franklin is offering a darkly humorous remark on how they … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #345: Make It Up

“Here’s what we’ve seen people make up: Skyscrapers. Countries. Cures. Ships that fly to the moon. It took a dream to make the first house. The first language. Made-up things make the world.” – The cloud shepherd, The Memory Thief … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #344: My Father’s Influence

“Daddies have more influence over their children than they’ll ever know.” – Julie Shackleford-Pitt, Monster Hunter Guardian Monster Hunters series, by Larry Correia When Julie says this, she is ruminating on how her own father influenced her, and how the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #343: Forgetting Responsibility

“Sometimes it’s easier to forget what we are responsible for and what we are supposed to do. Remembering means choosing.” – The Moon Goddess, The Memory Thief Thirteen Witches, by Jodi Lynn Anderson As this quote comes near the end … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #342: The Dawn is Promised

“The night is long And the path is dark Look to the sky For one day soon The dawn will come” – from “The Dawn Will Come,” from Dragon Age: Inquisition This is the refrain of a song that sings … Continue reading

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