Author Archives: Merlin

Sunday’s Wisdom #274: “Love” is Not an Excuse

“Loving someone doesn’t give you carte blanche to treat them badly. Loving someone is not an excuse.” – Dr. Camille “Cam” Saroyan, Bones Season 8, Episode 16, “The Friend in Need” When Cam says this, she’s speaking to her adoptive … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #273: Love’s Leap of Faith

“Love’s always going to require a huge leap of faith, a big scary leap over a hot pit of lava, and you might end up heartbroken, but you might be the happiest person on the face of the Earth. Personally, … Continue reading

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Rewriting Cats: A Few Notes

There are not many times I’ve ever said this. Though I criticize books, movies, shows, and so on, and I can be a bit harsh in said criticism, I have no illusions about my own paltry capabilities. Thus, I have … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #272: Roll the Dice

“Inspiration is waiting! Rise up! Don’t think twice! Put your fate in your hands! Take a chance! Roll the dice!” – from “Your Turn to Roll,” from Critical Role I really like this quote. I think I may have heard … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #271: Humorous Power

“He’d spent a lifetime turning to humor in moments of difficulty. It often made the unthinkable endurable.” – from Okami: A Flame in the Mist Short Story, by Renée Ahdieh Laughter is medicine for the soul, as they say. It … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #270: We Choose Who to Be

“In any situation, we can choose who we are and choose who we want to be.” – Okami, Flame in the Mist, by Renée Ahdieh When Okami (meaning “Wolf”) says this, he’s in conversation with a spirited young lady whose … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #269: You Are Not Alone

“You are not alone. If you have friends or allies, rely on them. They may not understand everything you’re going through, but they can still help. We all shall, at least as much as we are able.” – Agent Smythe, … Continue reading

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

I remember a story I once heard about a famous painter. He’d been in the business of making his art for a few decades, and had a number of his works hanging on the walls of his house. A guest … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #268: Changing Attitude

“Change is always frightening. But as Saint Austin also said, ‘A little change from time to time is God’s way of reminding us we have not yet learned everything.” – Reverend Julius Hanks, Flag in Exile Honor Harrington series, by … Continue reading

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2020: Looking Behind and Looking Ahead

Happy New Year! 🙂 2020 is here! Yay! 2019 has come and gone, and what a year it was! I celebrated my fifth blogging anniversary. 🙂 Said celebration involved the 30-Day (or 30-Week, in my case) Anime Pick 5 Challenge! … Continue reading

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