The Mandalorian was expected to be the dark and gritty Star Wars show. Instead, it’s a story about a dad and his kid. Enter The Bad Batch, a show expected to be focused on a group of outcasts on the run and hiding for survival. But, once more, it is a story about a dad […]Read more "Belonging and The Bad Batch: Cut and Run"
Family is more than blood. It is belonging, belief, and bond. Ahsoka learns that the hard way, but provides hope to us all.Read more "Family Lost & Found: Ahsoka’s Journey and My Own"
Rey shoulders more than just the Skywalker name. She embodies the characteristics that make Han, Luke, and Leia heroes.Read more "Rey Skywalker is the Big Three"
Luke is not perfect. Shocking, though it may be, he is also human. And, on the heels of barely surviving his adventures in Return of the Jedi, he struggled to even maintain that humanity. Yet part of the essence of humanity is how we share that humanity with others, both in personal and broader relationships. […]Read more "Saving Luke: Part II"
Rebels has been long gone on the calendar, but not in our hearts. We still have questions, but do we really need all of the answers?Read more "Rebels, In The End: On Letting Your Heroes Die and Doing Your Taxes"
The Star Wars story starts on Naboo, right? Well, maybe not.Read more "The Prophecy That Changed Star Wars"
From the beginning of The Phantom Menace, it’s been apparent that Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are two individuals who approached Jedidom from different points of view. The novelization of Episode I points out that Obi-Wan was focused on the cosmic Force, while his Master was far more concerned with the living (or life) Force. […]Read more "The Fate of the Jedi"
Master and Apprentice gave us a new look at Count Dooku, but what does it mean for the larger saga?Read more "Dooku: The Jedi We Never Knew"
A strong family creates a stronger individual. We’ve all seen it in action. That kid who’s house you went to where the love was palpable. He went on to be a doctor. The support system around him allowed him, or rather encouraged him, to overcome obstacles and break barriers. To live the dream of every […]Read more "Finding Your Family Can Save the Galaxy"
Psychologist, author, and speaker Sherrie Campbell, in a 2017 article for Entrepreneur, laid out seven such characteristics. Being that Star Wars at its core is about the human experience, it would hold that we would see these traits in Star Wars characters. The question, then, is not if but when do we see such examples […]Read more "Leaders, Legends, and Legacy: What the Star Wars Characters Can Teach Us About Leadership and Its Impact"