Author Archives: Merlin

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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Sunday’s Wisdom #297: The Cycle

“People arrive, so we celebrate, and people leave us, so we grieve. We do what we can with the time in between, but the cycle is always there.” – Enoch, Agents of Shield Season 7, Episode 9, “As I Have … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, July 25, 2020

Spoiler Alert! Wow. That was just… wow. Agents of Shield finally did a Groundhog Day episode, and it was exciting, scary, mysterious, hilarious, tender, thrilling, triumphant, and very, very sad, all in one. This has been an amazing show, and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #296: Take Responsibility

“You do as you have always done – blame others for your transgressions. And in doing so, you reap the same reward – nothing.” – Khalid Ibn al-Rashid, The Rose and the Dagger This is another of those quotes that … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, July 18, 2020

Spoiler Alert! Agents of Shield only has a few episodes left, and they’re still setting up their ultimate showdown of agents vs bad guys. The final mission is easily the biggest doozy of them all. I am sad to see … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #295: We Need Hope

“Even the spirits of men and women who would stand up to outright torture can be crushed by enough prolonged hopelessness.” – Commodore Honor Harrington, Echoes of Honor Honor Harrington Series, by David Weber When Honor says this, she is … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, July 11, 2020

Spoiler Alert! Despite the gravity of the subject matter, this week’s Agents of Shield was a fairly lighthearted, spoofy homage to the 80’s movies, and robot movies especially. I suppose, as the halfway point of the final season, this was … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #294: It’s Our Power

“Power appeared to be something that a ruler had, the she held, that she had taken from the people. The appearance was false. Power was something people gave, gave willingly, even if they didn’t know it, even if they resented … Continue reading

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This Week on TV, July 4, 2020

Spoiler Alert! Agents of Shield has never shied away from putting its characters through a wringer that even sadists might blanch at. It reaches personal highs and lows of epic proportions. And now, halfway though the final season, they managed … Continue reading

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