Author Archives: Merlin

This Week on TV, June 6, 2020

Spoiler Alert! The final season of Agents of Shield appears to be shaping up as one of the more reflective TV seasons I’ve seen. The characters are literally going back to the beginning, and even before, and reflecting on their … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #289: A Human Being

“I am not an animal! I am a human being!” – John Merrick, The Elephant Man I believe it was for an Intro to Film college course that I saw The Elephant Man. It tells the story of John Merrick, … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, May 30, 2020

Wow, it’s been awhile! Since the beginning of August? It actually feels a bit strange to be posting This Week on TV again. I’ve missed it. And the only show left standing in my lineup has begun its final season. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #288: Remember the Fallen

“You may be lost, but you are not forgotten.” – Jack Durrance, The Four Feathers I suppose there are not many quotes better suited for Memorial Day weekend, when we remember the fallen soldiers, than one which is uttered by … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #287: Blinding Anger

“You get so furious with them that you wind up climbing onto your high moral horse so you can ride them under the hooves of your righteous fury. But when you close your knight errant’s helmet, the visibility through that … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #286: What Mothers Do

“She had half-convinced herself that through love, and care, and unending vigilance, she could keep all harm from the fat, fretful child, this tiny inarticulate being that meant more to her than her own heart.” – from The Last Mortal … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #285: The Way Out

“The only way out is up.” – Tigress, Kung Fu Panda 2 At this exact moment in the movie, Tigress is referring to how she and her friends are being barraged from all sides by numbers and weapons far too … Continue reading

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Some REAL Quarantine Binge Material

A lot of us are staying home these days, for an extended period of time which has already dragged on for far too long, certainly longer than we were told it would when we went meekly into self-isolation, and which … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #284: Our Choices Are Ours

“I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I require any slave to be that heroic, that self-sacrificing. But I have, by God, known slaves who were that heroic, and I know the tales of the ones who … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #283: Life Goes On

“Yet life went on. People still needed to work, to eat.” – from Promise of Blood, by Brian McClellan This little observation is made by Inspector Adamat as he sees his city and his nation caught in a massive upheaval, … Continue reading

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