In the Whirled: The staying power of Star Wars

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 16 2013 5:05 a.m. MST

This was confirmed when I read a blurb in my local newspaper. The Obama Administration recently rejected a petition (by adults!) to build a genuine Death Star. There may be some inefficiencies in Washington, but they got it right on this one. They turned down the proposal, which would have cost the United States $850 quadrillion. Also, an official was reported as saying, “The administration does not support blowing up planets.”

I’m sure mothers everywhere breathed a sigh of relief. A perpetuation of this alternate universe is not what we need. What we need is an English-Jedi dictionary and a dose of hope that the Dark Side doesn’t carry our children away forever.

Tiffany Gee Lewis lives in St. Paul, Minn., and is the mother of four boys. She blogs at Her email is

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