Author Archives: Merlin

Sunday’s Wisdom #304: A Strong Hope

“Until such time as the world ends, we will act as though it intends to spin on.” -Nick Fury, The Avengers One of Nick Fury’s more famous lines ever, it’s a reply to his subordinate, who is directing an evacuation … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #303: Forgiving Sorrow

“I was never angry with you. I was sad, because I thought you’d lost your way.” – Uncle Iroh, Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 3, Episode 59, “Sozin’s Comet, Part 2: The Old Masters” It’s one of the more emotional … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #302: Believe in You

“While it is always best to believe in oneself, a little help from others can be a great blessing.” – Uncle Iroh, Avatar: The Last Airbender Season 2, Episode 15, “The Tales of Ba Sing Se” Uncle Iroh is one … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #301: Powerful Coincidences

“Coincidences sometimes happen… But when they happen around witches, they aren’t usually coincidences.” – Sherwood Post, Storm Cursed Mercy Thompson series, by Patricia Briggs I had a perfect quote last week. This week, I make do with a pointed quote. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #300: Good Worth Fighting For

“There’s some good in this world, Mister Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.” – Samwise Gamgee, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers One really wants these “milestone” quotes to be something special, ya know? And I don’t think … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, Aug. 15, 2020

Spoiler Alert! Well. That’s it, then. Goodbye, Agents of Shield. It’s been a wild ride, and a fun seven seasons. I enjoyed all the callbacks to the beginning, and the display of how things, and people, have changed so much. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #299: Life is Not Safe

“Life is not safe. A man might spend his whole time on earth staying safe in a basement, and in the end, he still dies like everyone else.” – Thomas Hao, Frost Burned Mercy Thompson series, Patricia Briggs Thomas Hao … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, Aug. 8, 2020

Spoiler Alert! In one week, I will be saying goodbye to This Week on TV for I-Have-No-Idea-How-Long. There have been summer breaks, week-long breaks, and Holiday Droughts, and the immense gap between seasons, but I’ve always had something to look … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #298: Hammer and Brick

“I could’ve been them. Riley, I would’ve been them. But I’m not. Because they think a hammer and a brick makes you strong, and as much as I wanted to throw a brick through a window, I know that if … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, Aug. 1, 2020

Spoiler Alert! You know the thing about ending a series, and knowing it’s ending well ahead of time? You get to take everything you’ve built up, and systematically nuke it all. It’s like when kids build houses and castles out … Continue reading

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