If you have been reading this blog for any length of time, you might suspect that I am a huge Star Wars fan and I often refer to Rick Roberge as my own personal Yoda. In fact my ring tone for him is the quote, “Do, or do not- there is no try.” (I'm not the only one.)
This past week as Rick and I were discussing mentors and proteges, I teased him; “What if Yoda had trained Leia, not just Luke?” He reminded me that Yoda may have trained Luke, but he mentored Obi Wan, and Obi Wan mentored Luke. It’s wasn’t just a few short weeks of training with Yoda that make Luke a Jedi. And who is to say that Yoda and Obi Wan didn’t influence Leia through Luke?