Everyone else seems to be writing about being thankful today, so I figured I’d add my small voice to the mix. I’m not going to list every thing for which I’m thankful. There are more than I have a right to claim, and fewer than I can recall without sounding saccharine and hollow. I try […]Read more "The Beginning of Thanks"
One of the greatest things about the Star Wars films is their design sensibility. Even in the unfairly maligned prequels, design was strong. The worlds were full of visually stimulating and stunning imagery. The X–Wing is iconic and a weighty symbol of the rugged mentality of the rebellion. Their Mon Cal star cruisers speak of […]Read more "My Bizarre Fascination with the B-Wing"
Many of the most devoted Star Wars fans obsess over the strangest minutiae while ignoring the more sublime and abstract themes. I take them to task for this on Words With Nerds occasionally, the fine podcast featuring Craig Sorrell and myself. I tend to go down strange roads when considering the series. I don’t say […]Read more "The Vague Racism of a Galaxy Far, Far Away"
I meant to publish this a while back, but work has been soul-crushing lately and so I never got to make it good enough to publish. So I’ve come back and polished it for you…the people. You may recall last spring when I took it pretty hard that I messed up my elbow and dropped […]Read more "The Dark Knight Triumphant: The Mudder Recap"
My father died a year ago as of the publishing of this blog. No matter how you measure the time, it’s both so far and so near. I remember a Metro train on a brisk November night, on my way to check off a own bucket list item: seeing Social Distortion play live. I remember […]Read more "On the First Anniversary of My Dad’s Death"