Author Archives: Merlin

How Exceptional We Are! – The Eximius Blogger Award

You know that feeling? The one where you’re just feeling a bit weighed down with how unremarkable you are… And then, lo! Someone does something nice and sweet as tagging you with an award like this! That is a fantastic … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #385: Many Hands Are Needed

“Two people in a room can get more done than a hundred.” “Unless you need to move a piano.” – Prince T’Challa and King T’Chaka, Captain America: Civil War When T’Challa says this, he is speaking to Natasha Romanof, the … Continue reading

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The “Real” in White Collar

What is “real?” It’s such a simple question. It has such obvious answers. Yet when those answers can be disputed, conflict ensues. Is that a real dollar bill or a counterfeit? Is this a real work of art or an … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #384: We Are Not Better

“Hubris means deadly pride, Percy. Thinking you can do things better than anyone else… even the gods.” – Annabeth Chase, Sea of Monsters Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan As much as I have and will absolutely continue to … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #383: The Power of Choice

“Power just makes a person more of themselves, right?” – Major Lemar “Battlestar” Hoskins, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Season 1, Episode 4, “The Whole World is Watching” When Lemar says this, he’s talking to his best friend and … Continue reading

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I Read the Percy Jackson Series

My teenage nephew is one of those people who can’t stop talking about whatever is crossing his mind at the moment. As he’s read Percy Jackson and the Olympians umpteen times, as well as the two sequel series, he’s mentioned … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #382: Family Bonds

“You can’t give up on your family, no matter how tempting they make it. It doesn’t matter if they hate you, or embarrass you.” – Hermes, Sea of Monsters Percy Jackson and the Olympians, by Rick Riordan It’s been said … Continue reading

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The Critical First Legend of Critical Role

You know that feeling, where you want something to be good so much that you’re actually a little afraid of it not living up to your hopes? This is not helped when one recalls that there are amateurs who have produced … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #381: Don’t Endure Evil

“Whatever evil you let ride becomes commonplace, eventually. Problem is, it’s easier to get used to it than carve it out.” – Fiddler, Deadhouse Gates Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson This quote comes out of a snippet … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #380: Choosing to Stand

“It was a better life. And I don’t mean all the traveling and seeing aliens and spaceships. That don’t matter. The Doctor showed me a better way of living your life. You know, he showed you, too. That you don’t … Continue reading

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