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Dominic

Journalist, author and Star Wars fan.

Notes on hope

The Last Jedi arrived at the perfect time, puncturing the creeping cultural cynicism with its indomitable message of hope. It brings the franchise full circle with Star Wars’ first outing released forty years before. In the decades since A New Hope hit screens, the world has grown increasingly […]

For collectors, it’s not easy being green

There’s no two ways about it – toy collectors enjoy a precarious relationship with the environment. What amounts to little more than hunks of coloured plastic widens one’s carbon footprint exponentially. It’s something I’ve been grappling with these last few years, as my own collection of Star Wars […]

Finding balance in being a dad

Being a parent is a lot like the force, in that balance is the best approach, something I’m becoming increasingly aware of. Between us, Elisabeth and I have become a complete support system for our daughter. Yet it’s an impossibility to be forever together, the three of us. […]

Becoming a role model, like master and Padawan

Despite the forbiddance of attachment in the Jedi Order, it’s inevitable that masters will develop some affection for their Padawans. For apprentices, often plucked from their parents at tender ages, their masters become parental figures by proxy. More than that, they are role models, imparting life lessons, the […]