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For Yonder Breaks…

Maybe you've been like me and cramming a year's worth of Christmas music into this holiday season -- it's like going to a buffet to eat enough food for a whole week, but it's breakfast only -- eventually you'll get sick, but it tastes so good... Anyway, I was once a connoisseur of Christmas music, before Spotify and Pandora rendered my extensive collection useless. I still love it, and listen whenever appropriate (and sometimes inappropriate, i.e. - before Thanksgiving). So if you  are  like me, you've likely heard the name of this website sung in your ears a dozen or so times. I'll post the lyrics below in case you need a refresher: O Holy Night The stars are brightly shining It is the night of our dear Savior's birth Long lay the world in sin and e'er pining 'Til He appeared and the soul felt its worth A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices For  yonder breaks  a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees O hear the angels voices.

I missed Star Wars…

Seventh grade was the peak of my Star Wars fandom. That was the year  Episode 1: The Phantom Menace  came out, and my dad had managed to score sweet midnight-opening tickets (this was a new thing back then)  without  waiting in line thanks to a brand new theater in town (all my other friends' dads waited in line for hours and they didn't even get to see it until the following day). The event was marked on my calendar for weeks as excitement built for what was the most anticipated movie event of my life, and though many were disappointed by the film, I have to say I wasn't. Seventh grade was the perfect age for pod racing, kung fu-esque lightsaber battles and, of course, Queen Amidala. Even Jar Jar Binks didn't bother me that much. All in all, it was a more-than satisfying opening. Fast forward over fifteen years later and we find ourselves in a similar air of excitement for  Episode 7: The Force Awakens . Though now, fifteen years wiser, I've taught myself to kee