Author Archives: Merlin

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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Sunday’s Wisdom #267: The Present

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” – Master Oogway, Kung Fu Panda An appropriate quote for the turning of years, and of decades, no? 🙂 At … Continue reading

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The Subtle Victory Within Game of Thrones

Like many other people who followed HBO’s Game of Thrones, I was not entirely satisfied with how it ended. Everyone who cares about said ending (or was within earshot of anyone who does) is pretty familiar with the usual complaints, which … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #266: Make it Last All Year

“It is the Season of the Spirit! The message, if we hear it, Is ‘Make it last all year!’” – From “It Feels Like Christmas,” The Muppet Christmas Carol Forgive me for quoting this same song two Christmastimes in a … Continue reading

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Since I Was a Kid: The Geeky Childhood Tag

This is a new one! A tag that has no rules? It’s just about our geeky childhoods. Cool. I like it! And I love the timing: just in time for my birthday! What a perfect time for a bit of … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #265: Simple Caring

“All around the cathedral, the saints and apostles Look down as she sells her wares. Although you can’t see it, you know they are smiling Each time someone shows that he cares. Though her words are simple and few, Listen, … Continue reading

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The Real Reason Action Movies Are Better Than Chick Flicks

There is an eternal war raging in almost every household. It is the great contest of which movie two or more people will agree to watch together. One side favors action, adventure, fighting, and explosions, and the other wants romance, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #264: Nothing and Everything

“What is a bowl of milk? Nothing. But kindness makes it everything.” – The Fairy Godmother, Cinderella (2015) Cinderella is at a very low point in her life when she meets her fairy godmother. She’s suffered losses, and been slowly … Continue reading

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Anivengers Assemble!

Heh, just imagine this crew showing up together in Endgame! Awhile ago, I made a post about My Anime Justice League. The idea for assembling My Anime Avengers has been percolating ever since, but the timing never seemed quite right with the … Continue reading

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