Driving Darth Maul – Part VII

Author’s note: This is the final installment of a multi-part series. For an optimal reader experience, it’s best to read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, and Part VI first. We make our way to the cafeteria on the second floor via elevator, which Nick uses as an opportunity to mess... Continue Reading →

Driving Darth Maul – Part VI

Author’s note: This is Part VI of a multi-part series. For an optimal reader experience, it’s best to read Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, and Part V first. This incongruous juxtaposition is what fuels my interest for the remainder of the day. Just like it amused me to think about a pack... Continue Reading →

Driving Darth Maul – Part V

Author’s note: This is Part V of a multi-part series. For an optimal reader experience, it’s best to read Part I, Part II, Part III, and Part IV first. After all this talk about costume accuracy, I’m confused about the guy at the table in the corner who wears a half-assed tunic and a pair... Continue Reading →

Driving Darth Maul – Part IV

Author’s note: This is Part IV of a multi-part series. For an optimal reader experience, it’s best to read Part I,  Part II, and Part III first. After a final makeup check and assembly of Nick’s double-edged light saber, it’s time to hit the floor. Patrons are already streaming into the main lobby; some of whom are... Continue Reading →

Driving Darth Maul – Part III

Author’s note: This is Part III of a multi-part series. For an optimal reader experience, it’s best to read Part I  and Part II first. We arrive at the museum and I meet a few of Nick’s fellow Legionnaires in the parking lot. They’re all in their late 30s or early 40s and are, to... Continue Reading →

Top 5: It’s Not a Phase, Mom

According to the Census Bureau, the average American spends six hours per day pursuing a hobby or leisure activity. For me, it’s more like 24. You see, my entire life has consisted of a series of phases. I’ll develop an interest in something, learn about it, and then spend every waking moment incorporating that thing... Continue Reading →

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