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Musings & Rants

A collection of general observations, atta-boys, and soapbox sermons.

Understanding Jar Jar

Every generation needs a hero. A villain. A fool. We may see the same eyes in different characters, but not find a way to...

This is the Fan Service I’m Looking For… in Season 4

I love Star Wars Rebels. LOVE IT. The show has become a big part of my fandom and has worked its way into my heart. As I...

Shmi Skywalker and the Forgotten Moms of Star Wars

Shmi Skywalker haunts me. I can't get the image of her standing alone, her arms hugged in at her sides, providing her small comfort,...

My Focus DID Determine My Reality!

I recently embarked on a journey: A chronological read-through of the the current Star Wars canon. There are some books I haven't gotten to, and some...

A Found Fandom Family

  Last month I had the privilege of attending my very first Star Wars Celebration in Orlando. I was fortunate enough to win a 4-day...

Star Wars Celebration Orlando Karaoke

Star Wars Celebration Karaoke I'm getting ready for Star Wars Celebration Orlando. I'm getting packed. I'm getting my route laid out. I'm loading up my...

Unlocking the Melody: Mirrorbright

The beauty of music is how far back in time it can transport you. How it can remind you of a smell, a kiss,...

Not Everything is For You. Or Me. And That’s Ok. What I’ve Learned...

This book has no characters I care about. I mean, it is a big galaxy—there are more people than just the main characters! This story focused...

Han Solo and the Freezing Fueled Nightmare

Sometimes in life it benefits to just get down right silly. Depending on one’s humor or sanity that Chaakrabbit hole may go in twisting...

Star Wars Love Themes: 2017 Edition

The inevitable “love is in the air” scent permeates across the month of February as Valentine's Day approaches. What better way to swoon the...