Do we justify for the Jedi what we condemn for the First Order? And what makes right and wrong in the galaxy far, far, away?Read more "Star Wars Canon and the Exploration of Extremism"
The Jedi got the emotion thing all wrong… until they didn’t that is…Read more "Don’t Be So Emotional!…Wait, What?"
Let me show you a magic trick. Close your eyes and think of the worst boss you’ve ever had. Okay, now open them. Oh, yeah you probably did that already if you are reading this. But if you didn’t think of someone, seriously give it a go. Okay, now for the trick. I can name […]Read more "The Fool Who Leads"
The sign of a great actor is the ability to so captivate an audience that you no longer see the actor but only the person he or she plays. The sign of a great person is the ability to allow people to see past your flaws and failures, into the heart that moves you. Carrie […]Read more "Light in the Dark Side: A Tribute to Carrie Fisher"
The darks side had always held appeal in its promises for power, overcoming weakness, as well as being quick and easy. But as has often been true in legends and lore, darkness takes its toll. For some worse than others. In part 1 we looked at how Rex and his brothers were impacted by the […]Read more "Stories, Star Wars, and Healing (Part 2)"
Last week, dialogue was opened regarding PTSD (and in turn other mental illnesses), and how using the stories, such as Star Wars Rebels “The Last Battle’” can help us come to terms with these life threatening illnesses. Facts alone are not enough to really dig in as deeply as we need to to gain a […]Read more "Stories, Star Wars, and Healing (Part 1)"
War is a terrible thing. No sane person can argue otherwise. In its wake it leaves death, destruction, and scars… scars you sometimes cannot see. Such was the theme of the most recent episode of Star Wars Rebels, “The Last Battle”. Rex, Kanan, Ezra, and Zeb faced what remained of the droid army, in its […]Read more "Battles Leave Scars… Some You Can’t See"
On recent episodes of “Star Wars Oxygen,” David W. Collins and Jimmy Mac have been discussing The Force Awakens soundtrack. First of all, if you’re not listening to “Oxygen,” I beg you to stop reading this and listen to the backlog. Then come back here and read this piece. While you will understand the following […]Read more "The Sounds of Ren"
We have all had a time where we felt the darkest, most dangerous parts of our soul. A place where we knew the evil that had manifested itself somewhere in our subconscious had the potential to emerge. A place where we saw our own face from within Darth Vader’s mask. Our cave. Caves are a […]Read more "The Caves That Call Us"