Month: April 2014

Plunging the Depths of my Nerdiness

If you’re a Star Wars fan – and I here mean “fan” as abbreviation for “insane fanatic” – it’s been a charged week. First, the powers that be decided to do away with the extended universe. Three decades of novels, comics, and other assorted erratum, swept quietly under the rug. Star Wars, at least in comparison to other franchise properties,…

Return to the Status Quo

It is unbelievably easy to stop doing something if that something requires even a modicum of effort to maintain. Exercising? Effort to maintain. Easy to quit. Smoking? Minimal effort to maintain. Tough to quit. I’d provide more examples, but chances are good that I’d ruin my own thesis. (Marriage? Effort. Easy to quit. Setting small fires? Minimal effort. Tough to…