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Sunday’s Wisdom #252: Accepting Truth

“The one certain thing in life is that no one can make the truth untrue simply because it hurts.” – Admiral Bernard Yanakov, Honor of the Queen, by David Weber Some quotes are just too good to pass up, ya … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #251: The Meaning of Tolerance

“This was a side of Grayson he’d never imagined, and he was ashamed. He’d condemned their parochialism and congratulated himself on his cosmopolitan tolerance, yet his view of them had been as two-dimensional as their view of him.” – from … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #248: Facing Our Problems

“All right. Fair or unfair didn’t really come into it just now. She had a problem. She could either screen the captain and tell her she couldn’t make her deadline (and that thought wasn’t attractive at all), or she could … Continue reading

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Series Review: The Nemesis Saga

Project Nemesis, by Jeremy Robinson, was one of my experimental reads. I’m not usually into stories where everybody dies (or so I keep telling myself), and this one was obviously going to have a very large body count, but the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #244: Complacency Teaches Nothing

“People don’t learn much when everything is peachy and life presents no challenges.” – Jon Hudson, from Project Hyperion, by Jeremy Robinson If there is anyone who can talk about life being difficult, it’s Jon Hudson. Not to make it … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #241: A Free People

“One people should not be ruled by another.” – Field Marshall Tamas, Promise of Blood The Powder Mage Trilogy, by Brian McClellan We Americans love our 4th of July Independence Day celebrations. We go a bit nuts with fireworks, fireworks, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #232: Claim the Stars

“Their heads are heads of rock, their hearts set upon rock. Set your sights on something higher. Something more grand. Claim the stars.” – Zeen “Chaser” Nightshade, Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson Most of the quotes I quote are ones I … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #231: Maintenance is Required

“‘Needs no maintenance’ is a lie.’” – Petey, Schlock Mercenary Book 19: A Function of Firepower – Part IV, by Howard Taylor (Apr. 17, 2019) What Petey, the nigh-godlike AI, is referring to is a system in a space station. He … Continue reading

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Series Review: The Shadow Campaigns, by Django Wexler

This is the very first time I am reviewing not a single book, but an entire series. I must admit, it comes with a small shift in perspective, but the principles seem to be pretty much the same, just applied … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #208: Selfless Satisfaction

“They risked themselves to ensure the safety of others, and there was something deeply satisfying about that.” – From The Blood Debt, by Duncan M. Hamilton In the third and final installment of Hamilton’s Wolf of the North saga, the … Continue reading

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