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Bittersweet honor

Unexpected and delightful

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The Lady Always Chooses

My feelings were irrelevant, I told him. My personal beliefs mean that The Lady Always Chooses. She was in a monogamous marriage to his dad. And that is where it stood. What he suggested wasn't even a possibility because her honor was more important to me than my own.
     — NeoWayland, Bittersweet honor
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Borrowed

I know that when you borrow from another culture you should honor those elements.
     — NeoWayland
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Beyond patriotism

I was coming off a long time of being militantly solitary and I relished the fellowship I finally allowed myself.

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Honor & reputation

Reputation is what other people know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself. The friction tends to arise when the two are not the same."
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Guard your honor. Let your reputation fall where it may. And outlive the bastards.

     — Lois McMaster Bujold, A Civil Campaign
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NeoNotes — 10th anniversary of “Pentacle Quest”

If someone has served honorably, then they should have whatever they want on their headstone up to and including Mickey Mouse. Government issue or not, it's not about what is "approved." It's about honoring someone who chose to serve and fulfilled that duty.
     — NeoWayland
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Taproot: Through the Woods

The book

The Woods. Summer weekends meant the family would escape the Phoenix heat. In the fall Dad insisted we come to watch the aspen turn. In the winter we would come to play in the snow. After the stepsibs moved away and it was just teenage me with the folks, we'd still come to enjoy the woods. I will always be the desert guy who Visits The Woods.

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Double Teamed

After dinner, we move to the kitchen. Easier to sweep up the hair, you see.

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Blessings and ethics

When things are messy, actions and answers aren't clear cut. That is when you need faith in yourself.

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The Old Breed

From classic philosophy to classic virtue, Paganism's best hope depends on what we choose to put out in the World - updated

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Characters

Pagan isn't the important part

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On Pagan Leadership

Build them up

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