Helping her speak her mind

Whenever we’ve been struggling a bit with the whole parenting thing, something seems to present itself to make us feel competent again. After a handful of unsettled nights and grouchy days Lorelei had her 12 month check-up, and I feel so proud of how she’s grown up and […]

Raising a Rebel gets married!

Even before the date of our wedding was set, I’d already let go the notion of a Star Wars-themed ceremony. There were budget considerations to think about, and the dearth of cosplayers, droid builders and 501st members in my social circle meant resources were thin on the ground. […]

One step forward, two steps back

It’s been about a year since becoming a father and in that time one thing has become abundantly clear to me – parenting is case of one step forward, two steps back. Sometimes it’s more like three steps back, but you get the general idea. After recently spending […]

The power of the voice in Star Wars

“I must be allowed to speak,” Luke Skywalker demands of Jabba the Hutt in Return of the Jedi. Historically peacekeepers and diplomats, the voice and spoken word are as important to the function and philosophy of the Jedi as their lightsabers. Having already struck out in anger against […]