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The Order of Star Wars

Posted by danielsullivan67@aol.com on April 2, 2021 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (0)

 

I have little in the way of news this month—apart from that my first draft of the sequel to “Better the Millstone” now surpasses fifty thousand words!

And now, I ask that you indulge me as I write about one of my favorite topics: Star Wars—specifically, the order of Star Wars.

It seems that there are now numerous ways to watch Star Wars.

I recall seeing Star Wars in the movie theatre in 1977. It was truly a game changer, and the movie wa...

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The Firing of Gina Carano

Posted by danielsullivan67@aol.com on February 14, 2021 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (76)

Like many of you, my wife and I have been watching “The Mandalorian” on Disney Plus. The character of Cara Dune was a favorite of ours, and it was unfortunate that due to the Actress’ exercise of her Twitter account, that character is unlikely to return.

Apart from reboots, recasting does not seem to happen any longer. I would like to see Cara Dune continue as a presence in the Star Wars universe, but outside of maybe comic books or novels, it seems unlikely.

T...

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Happy New Year!

Posted by danielsullivan67@aol.com on January 21, 2021 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

A new name for the newsletter still forthcoming

As it says in the title, a better name is coming soon, hopefully in time for the February 2021 newsletter. Also working on making it look a bit more professional. This is the second newsletter, and I know that only a few of you are signed up, but I hope to continue improving the quality of the newsletter!

Though there is new content this month, it feels like I’m just repackaging a lot of the same content that I had in last mont...

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About the Coup Attempt ...

Posted by danielsullivan67@aol.com on January 14, 2021 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Some takeaways from last week's coup attempt by a defeated president:

-Donald Trump lost.

-The election wasn't rigged.

-Four years of unrelenting lies, airing grievances, and agitation of the basest elements of our society and then turning them loose to siege the Capital when the rightful winner's victory is being confirmed is a premeditated coup attempt.

-Somehow, a mob of armed white Christian men charging the police did no trigger their "fear for my life" reflex. ...

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Reboot to Factory Settings

Posted by danielsullivan67@aol.com on December 20, 2020 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

’Tis the end of 2020, and as we prepare to open a new chapter, I am prompted to look back on the last chapter as it comes to its close. 2020 was a turbulent year, dominated by two things: a global pandemic and an election. The two together were inescapable—if you weren’t hearing about the one, you heard about the other, and often, if you heard about the one, you heard about the other simultaneously, as the outgoing administration’s response to the Novel Corona Virus/Co...

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The Responsibility to Raise My Voice and to Wield My Pen

Posted by danielsullivan67@aol.com on June 10, 2020 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (0)

I normally stay away from current events and politics on this page, and tend not to post all that frequently at all, but this week is different. Yesterday, I posted some memes on my social media accounts that are decidedly political.

 

Today, I write my own words.

 

For over a week now, we have seen massive protests in the streets demanding change and demanding justice for a man murdered by a police officer. These demonstrations have forcefully challenged w...

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Who Am I?

Posted by danielsullivan67@aol.com on April 12, 2017 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Born in 1967, I still remember the Vietnam war, Richard Nixon, Watergate, and the Cold War. I grew up in a time when the pledge of allegiance was still a mandatory part of school, and attending parochial school from fifth grade until I graduated high school, I also experienced prayer in school. It was a different time.

We had telephones that were attached to the wall and phone booths scattered about the cities, towns, and countrysides for making calls when out of doors or in ...

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