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Sunday’s Wisdom #287: Blinding Anger

“You get so furious with them that you wind up climbing onto your high moral horse so you can ride them under the hooves of your righteous fury. But when you close your knight errant’s helmet, the visibility through that … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #286: What Mothers Do

“She had half-convinced herself that through love, and care, and unending vigilance, she could keep all harm from the fat, fretful child, this tiny inarticulate being that meant more to her than her own heart.” – from The Last Mortal … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #284: Our Choices Are Ours

“I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I require any slave to be that heroic, that self-sacrificing. But I have, by God, known slaves who were that heroic, and I know the tales of the ones who … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #283: Life Goes On

“Yet life went on. People still needed to work, to eat.” – from Promise of Blood, by Brian McClellan This little observation is made by Inspector Adamat as he sees his city and his nation caught in a massive upheaval, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Wisdom #282: Honesty is the Best Policy

“I don’t like lies… Not even lies of omission. Hard truths can be dealt with, triumphed over, but lies will destroy your soul.” – Bran Cornick, Moon Called Mercy Thompson series, by Patricia Briggs The first book in the Mercy … Continue reading

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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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