Author Archives: Merlin

Sunday’s Wisdom #314: Humbling Gratitude

“I’m sorry I’ve ever complained. I’ll never complain about my leaky roof again.” – Maya Penelope Hart, Girl Meets World Season 2, Episode 27, “Girl Meets Money” Maya Hart is accustomed to being the poor girl, at least, within the … Continue reading

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Give Thanks

I try not to get preachy about my religion here on my blog. That’s partially because I don’t want to be overbearing about it, but also because, in all honesty, I have trouble seeing my blog, and myself, as a … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #313: Veteran Bond

“Those who have journeyed far to fight in foreign lands know that the soldier’s greatest comfort is to have his friends close at hand. In the heat of battle, it ceases to be an idea for which we fight, or … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #312: Living is More Than Survival

“I don’t want to survive! I want to live!” – Captain B. McCrea, WALL-E This is one of my most favorite quotes. Disney’s Wall-E depicts a humanity that would be the envy of many. No one has to work, to … Continue reading

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A Note for My Fellow WordPress Users

Most of my blogs are intended for… well, anyone and everyone in my wide, far-reaching, wonderful audience! 🙂 This one, however, is more of a quick note intended to assist anyone who uses WordPress and wants to create a post … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #311: All That Matters

“If nothing we do matters, then all that matters is what we do.” – Angel, Angel Season 2, Episode 16, “Epiphany” Finishing out the Halloween festivities here, this came to my mind while I was discussing last week’s quote. When … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Humans?

I would say, all the monsters in the world should definitely be afraid of humans. Humans, after all, are the ones who become vampires, witches, and werewolves, become (possibly) fairies and goblins, become angels and demons, become ghosts… and become … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #310: What We Choose

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling It is election season in my country, and … Continue reading

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Ghosts: The Quiet and Unquiet Dead

You cannot have a discussion of Halloween monsters and urban fantasy without talking about ghosts. 😉 Is there anything more timeless, more automatically understood, than ghost stories? The one thing that all humans have universally in common is death. It … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #309: Stand Apart from Darkness

“It isn’t enough to stand up and fight darkness. You’ve got to stand apart from it, too. You’ve got to be different from it.” – Harry Dresden, Fool Moon The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher Oh, the much-needed and timely … Continue reading

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