I had some time to reflect on our country and our history while watching a fairly gluttonous fireworks display on the 4th of July. I listened to songs about people who fought and died for our freedom, knowing that freedom is still unequally applied. I thought about how distanced we have grown from the WWII generation. I thought about my grandfather, who was an Air Force pilot. I like to think I knew what he thought about people based on the way he treated them, though to be fair we never really … [Read more...] about Let Freedom Ring?
I was moved to return to this blog after an excruciatingly-long absence after reading a very thought-provoking article over at ScreenRant about the latest Star Wars movie, Rogue One. SPOILERS IN BOTH THE SCREENRANT ARTICLE AND IN THE POST BELOW. In Rogue One, which ends barely minutes before the events of A New Hope, we saw a couple of familiar characters, who were absolutely necessary in order to fully tell this part of the story. One was Darth Vader, still ably voiced by the one and only … [Read more...] about On Fame, Loss, and Digital Media