When Roo Bear woke up this morning, she was looking forward to a special treat at day care today. She’d been talking about it for a few days, in fact. It was called off because of two reactions from other parents.Read more "Overprotective Parents"
The Force, as explained in certain moments in the prequels, does not afford everyone the luxury of retaining their identity after death.Read more "Troubling Immortality"
I’ve written before how my mother wanted me to be a priest. She was all gung-ho about the idea, and when I would counter that I wanted to be an actor, she would always mention how priests had to be great speakers and that was a way I could exercise that gift. I’m pretty sure […]Read more "Called to Be a Father"
This post was originally published at blogs.starwars.com/kesseljunkie on August 8, 2006. Working on another blog that’ll be coming out soon (and which I didn’t have time to work on this weekend), I was reminded of it because I started thinking about Superman. Specifically, I started thinking about Superman Returns and how I feel like I […]Read more "Flashback Blog: Superman v. Anakin"
I know some funny people. My buddy Dustin is a whole lot of funny, and he has a knack for making people laugh. I like to think that from time to time I can crack wise fairly well. But there is one area of comedy that constantly leaves me befuddled. Namely, famous comedians and their […]Read more "Understanding Comedy"
I’ve been reading the stories, seeing the Facebook status updates and hearing “news” about Michael Jackson’s death anniversary today. But I don’t mourn his death.Read more "Look, I Get It"
The nature of nerd fandom is a uniquely strange thing, one that I have yet to see repeated in other fan bases. It fosters the notion that the fans somehow “own” the material as much as the artist, or that they have some sort of legitimate input to bring to the table for the creative process.Read more "Fandom, Fanaticism and the Question of Art"