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Sunday’s Wisdom #393: We Must Answer with Resolve

“The unnamed soldier is a gift. The named soldier – dead, melted wax – demands a response among the living… a response no one can make. Names are no comfort, they’re a call to answer the unanswerable.” – from Deadhouse … Continue reading

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The Diamond Eye is a Treasure

This is one of those jewels, those diamonds you find in the sand and can’t help but be so excited that you talk about it with your friends. That’s how I heard of it, from a friend, and now I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #390: Undeniable Love

“No matter how brief a child’s life, the love of the parents is a power that should not be denied. And know this… it is immune to imperfection.” – Karsa Orlong, House of Chains Malazan Book of the Fallen, by … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #389: To Know is to See

“Knowledge only makes the eyes see what was there all along.” – Cotillion, House of Chains The Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson I recall a moment from my time at college. The discussion between students and teacher … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #388: The Peril of Success

“Success breeds contempt for those very qualities which purchased it.” – Onrack T’emlava, House of Chains Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson I usually go into lots of context with my quotes. This one, I am not even … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #387: Give Love Freely

“Compassion is priceless in the truest sense of the word. It must be given freely. In abundance.” – Itkovian Otanthalian, Memories of Ice Malazan Book of the Fallen, by Steven Erikson I was going to share this quote last week, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s #386: The Cycle of Hate

“Form an opinion, say it often enough and pretty soon everyone’s saying it right back at you, and then it becomes a conviction, fed by unreasoning anger and defended with weapons of fear. At which point, words become useless and … 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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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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