I got such a kick from realizing I’d hit the 35th anniversary of Star Wars last weekend and had never seen it, so I watched the original trilogy. I’m pretty science fiction averse, but a trusted friend’s recommendation, the plentiful cultural references and George Lucas’ genius reputation swayed me. Anyone who knows me won’t be surprised to hear that its spiritual components appealed to me very much.

In the same weekend, I took to answering some questions sent to me by a high school student working on a project about a career in journalism. She had asked if I’d be willing to help her and I was excited about doing what I could to bring clarity to her path. I sent back her answers in email, but something about the experience nagged at me.

With some help from The Force, here it is.

Today’s Game Plan: Life Advice from Obi-Wan Kenobi