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Sunday’s Wisdom #279: The Meaning of Words

“Feelings and ideas have no physical substance, Ms. LaFollet. We can’t just hand them back and forth the way we would apple or an orange or a brick, so we devise symbols which carry their weight, and we call those … Continue reading

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Moon Called, by Patricia Briggs

The last time I read an urban fantasy about a Native American skinwalker, it was a rather unfulfilling experience. Thus, I am happy to report that my first experience with the Mercy Thompson series, by Patricia Briggs, left Faith Hunter’s Jane … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #278: Vote Your Conscience

“As long as every one of us votes his or her conscience every time, then we’ve done the best – and the least – we can do under the circumstances.” – Commodore Gaston Simmons, Echoes of Honor Honor Harrington series, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #277: Civilized Humanity

“We will act as civilized human beings, and we will punish wrongdoing, not simply compound it with barbarisms of our own.” – Commodore Honor Stephanie Harrington, Echoes of Honor Honor Harrington series, by David Weber If you couldn’t tell by … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #276: Honor Oneself

“In the end, no one except the Peeps would know what she did and how she did it, nor would the way she conducted herself mean a thing to anyone… except her. That was the crux of it.” – from … 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 #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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Sunday’s Wisdom #262: For My Family

“It’s amazing how much more you appreciate your family after believing that you’d lost them forever.” – Julie Shackleford-Pitt, from Monster Hunter Guardian, by Larry Correia Julie, being who she is, already loved her family, fiercely. Grandfather, great-grandfather, parents, siblings, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #256: The Unacceptable

“Five was better than five hundred, but that didn’t make it acceptable.” – Julie Shackleford-Pitt, from Monster Hunter Guardian, by Larry Correia The number referred to here is that of children taken by monsters. (so this may be my most … Continue reading

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