I sit here this morning reflecting on my talks yesterday at the CON with both the 501st and the CFF and I can't help but feel good that a real gesture of peace was made on both sides finally in person (Especially after hearing from Cheryl about her recent talk she had acouple of weeks ago). I truly hope this open and respectful talk continues into the future and I meant every word of what I said yesterday. It was great to talk with Todd and Jada and their attitude of "letting the past go" with understanding and only looking to have fun with people who share this addiction we all have for Star Wars. I don't truly understand all of what happened in the past before my time and will not take sides - none of my business, I have expressed my regret for my role in a certain event last year that I was drawn into. I came into this community just over a year and half ago I guess - maybe two and joined a great tight knit family (The IR) at that time. Personal situations dramatically changed and regretfully ended. My love for Star Wars and all it encompases remains just with less tolerance for un-needed drama. This has been truly one of the worst years of my life for loss. I have persoanlly suffered a very private but great tragedy this year and have refocused my attitude, faith and commitment to what's important in life and surrounding myself with true friends (Thanks Darth_MacDuff - you played a huge role in the events of yesterday). What does this mean - it means that Star Wars is a great escape for me especially at a time like this and when I think about what the SFF, CFF, 501st and specifically Todd said yesterday I feel good that the club situation can change, grow and evolve with a great attitude. Thank you to everyone involved with yesterday's "New beginning". RipRoar SFF Chapter Rep.