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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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Sunday’s Wisdom #254: Learning from the Painful Past

“The slave quarters had been part of the history of this place, and even the ugly parts of history shouldn’t be forgotten. All the people who wanted every reference to the bad things we’d done in the past removed were … Continue reading

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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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