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Sunday’s Wisdom #310: What We Choose

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter series, by J.K. Rowling It is election season in my country, and … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #309: Stand Apart from Darkness

“It isn’t enough to stand up and fight darkness. You’ve got to stand apart from it, too. You’ve got to be different from it.” – Harry Dresden, Fool Moon The Dresden Files, by Jim Butcher Oh, the much-needed and timely … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #307: Quiet Wolves

“Growls, whines, and barks are all bluffing tools – it is the quiet wolf that will kill you.” – Mercedes Thompson, from Moon Called Mercy Thompson series, by Patricia Briggs It’s always the quiet ones, as they say, and there’s a … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #306: Authority of the Sword

“A blade at the throat has an authority unlike any other.” – from Ravages of Honor, by Monalisa Foster This observation is made – skating around spoilers – when one man, with a not entirely inconsiderable position in the government, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #301: Powerful Coincidences

“Coincidences sometimes happen… But when they happen around witches, they aren’t usually coincidences.” – Sherwood Post, Storm Cursed Mercy Thompson series, by Patricia Briggs I had a perfect quote last week. This week, I make do with a pointed quote. … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #299: Life is Not Safe

“Life is not safe. A man might spend his whole time on earth staying safe in a basement, and in the end, he still dies like everyone else.” – Thomas Hao, Frost Burned Mercy Thompson series, Patricia Briggs Thomas Hao … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #296: Take Responsibility

“You do as you have always done – blame others for your transgressions. And in doing so, you reap the same reward – nothing.” – Khalid Ibn al-Rashid, The Rose and the Dagger This is another of those quotes that … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #295: We Need Hope

“Even the spirits of men and women who would stand up to outright torture can be crushed by enough prolonged hopelessness.” – Commodore Honor Harrington, Echoes of Honor Honor Harrington Series, by David Weber When Honor says this, she is … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #294: It’s Our Power

“Power appeared to be something that a ruler had, the she held, that she had taken from the people. The appearance was false. Power was something people gave, gave willingly, even if they didn’t know it, even if they resented … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #293: We Are All Closed-Minded

“A person could be anything she wanted… so long as what she wanted to be came off the menu of choices approved by the planet’s social – and economic – consensus, and everyone was so damned smug about how superior … Continue reading

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