The first big question with The Force Awakens was, for a fan like myself who liked it all, from Cloud City and Naboo to Tatooine and Gungans, if I would continue to love it now that Lucas wasn’t driving things.Read more "Jedi that was, Jedi to Be – How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Part II]"
This is not a maudlin blog. It’s no laborious tour through conflicting emotions and a plea for online sympathy. This is a simple reflection about my mother, about whom I’ve not written in too long. I know that personal pieces like this expose some of my inner thoughts to people who don’t deserve them, but […]Read more "16 Years Without Mom"
I’m taking you through my own mental and emotional acceptance of The Force Awakens as a legitimate, artistic work worthy of recognition as part of the Skywalker family saga.Read more "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and love Star Wars: The Force Awakens [Part I]"
I love my wife, known here and elsewhere online as “Agent Bun.” I love her and am thankful every day that we decided to fight the odds together.Read more "To my wife on her birthday"
Well, I’ve made the decision to start writing again. It’s something I enjoy, it’s something that I think I’m pretty good at, and I’m tired of taking the hiatus I did. Also, thanks to a good friend I’ve found a way to alleviate one of the concerns I had with maintaining it. I’m formulating some […]Read more "Meet the New Blog, Same as the Old Blog"
In case you’re wondering: yes, I’m argument-shaming everyone.Read more "The Problem with Princess Leia"
As of the publishing of this piece, my wife and I will have been married for 11 years. There’s no specific significance to the number – no one marks the 11th the way they mark the 25th or whatever. But it is still significant, simply because it is happening. A moment of honesty. If you’d […]Read more "To My Wife on our 11th Anniversary"