I finally figured out how to write in the veterans space and the Star Wars space simultaneously!
Thank you, Task & Purpose!
I first drafted this piece last fall, about a month after the fall of Kabul. I had been writing and doing media appearances about the terrible situation in Afghanistan for so long, that I needed a break. I needed to write something not so heavy or dark.
Then it sat for six months while I suffered through a terrible case of writers’ block. I was involved in the Afghan evac effort, trying to save those left behind. I simply did not have the mental energy for creative writing activities.
I’m so happy that I’m pulling out of that block and that this piece has found a spot
Enjoy the lively Facebook reactions to my article here: