Thoughts on the Star Wars Saga (now that I’ve seen it all!)

I admit, I considered shelving this post for two reasons: 1) I feared it would seem trivial, talking about Star Wars while America loses its collective mind, and 2) while I adore Star Wars, its fandom isn't known for...ahem...tolerance...and I know what I say here may ruffle a few feathers regardless of how kindly and respectfully I try to … Continue reading Thoughts on the Star Wars Saga (now that I’ve seen it all!)

Tale As Old as a Galaxy Far Away (Star Wars Blogathon #2!)

If you told me five years ago that the one fictional romantic pairing I couldn't tolerate would become one of my favorites, and that I'd be writing scholarly articles on how they actually follow one of my favorite storytelling themes...I would've laughed in your face. Yet here I am. The year is 2020, this my second post … Continue reading Tale As Old as a Galaxy Far Away (Star Wars Blogathon #2!)

The Genius of John Williams {Star Wars Blogathon #1!}

Ahhh, Star Wars…my problematic yet lovable fairytale in space! It's been part in my life for as long as I can remember. Long before I first watched the movies, I spent hours playing with my cousin's Leia and Padmè action figures and even performed the Opening Fanfare with my piano class one year. But not until I … Continue reading The Genius of John Williams {Star Wars Blogathon #1!}