Reasons To Love Star Wars Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker

Note: This post contains spoilers for Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. If you have not yet seen the film, please do not read this post until after you have. The final movie in the Skywalker Saga has been released. As one would expect of such a highly demanded and anticipated wrap-up, reviews haveContinue reading “Reasons To Love Star Wars Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker”

Remembrance Day Quotes 2019

Hi all!Just thought I’d share some quotes from various sources worth reflecting on this Remembrance Day: Quotes from Star Wars “It matters. It matters which side we choose. Even if there will be no more light than darkness. Even if there can be no more joy in the galaxy than there is pain. For every actionContinue reading “Remembrance Day Quotes 2019”

On Heroes: The Need For A Varied Approach

I recently viewed a Ted Talk by Professor Philip Loring titled “No More Heroes”. The link to the talk can be found here: In the talk, Loring made the case for ceasing to strive for being a hero and relying on heroes to save us. He advocated strongly for a more collective effort, with moreContinue reading “On Heroes: The Need For A Varied Approach”

Why I Love Halloween!

Halloween has always been a favorite holiday of mine, and yet, the older I get the more I realize how many people aren’t interested at all in it–or even are actively against it. So I thought I’d share why Halloween means so much to me and those like me. My hope is that by doingContinue reading “Why I Love Halloween!”

On The Personal and Historical Significance of The Dragonriders of Pern

I’m currently doing a re-read of the Dragonriders of Pern series for the first time in a while. The series was extremely influential on me in my adolescent years, and it remains one of my favorite book series despite some of the contradictions affectionately referred to as Anne-consistencies by fans. The series will always haveContinue reading “On The Personal and Historical Significance of The Dragonriders of Pern”

Why Star Wars Comes First

I love several fictional series: Star Wars, Star Trek, Dragonriders of Pern, Harry Potter, and NCIS among them. I’ve often said I love all of them equally, but I’ve come to realize in recent years that as much as I love all of them, I actually love Star Wars the best. There are a fewContinue reading “Why Star Wars Comes First”

What Do You Hope For?

What do you hope for? It’s a question I’ve been asked many times in the past, and will undoubtedly be asked again. It’s been asked most by Christians in my life, but hope is definitely not the exclusive territory of Christianity. Hope has been even more on my mind of late–given how stressful and despair-invokingContinue reading “What Do You Hope For?”