Not so long ago, in our own special galaxy, I was a kid (some would say I still am), and like it did to so many people, Star Wars grabbed my heart and soul. My life was forever changed thanks to George Lucas and the amazing mythology he created.
My love of the saga evolved and grew as I did. The stories within that galaxy far, far away helped me in the darkest depths of my life, saving me from my own black mask and revealing the (I like to think) good man beneath.
Now some 27 years into this adventure we call life, I have been given the opportunity to share Star Wars with hundreds of people, from students to readers of clashingsabers.net, from listeners to my podcasts to people just looking to find their own inner hero.
Star Wars and its many lessons created me. Made me the man I am. Inspired me to help people, be it my students, community, or the denizens in the farthest reaches of the galaxy. For that opportunity, I will be forever indebted to the greatest mythology ever created.