Tangled Roots and Broken Branches

The Trickster in Modern Culture

The Joker, the King’s Court Jester, Bugs Bunny, Loki in Viking Myth, the Native American Coyote, the Greek’s Prometheus, Forest Gump, and Sherlock Holmes are all Tricksters. But what is the Trickster, and why do Modern authors and filmmakers continue to blindly fill our entertainment with versions of the Trickster, while not knowing what or […]

The Screaming of the Trees

The Use of Nature in Books The celebration of Nature in books today has diminished since the days of Thoreau and Wordsworth. But I have decided to make the natural world one of the central themes in all my novels. From the beginning I decided that fantasy needed to be reborn within the grandeur of […]

Beowulf’s Secrets

Beowulf has been studied from many angles. But few have seen Beowulf as a critical cultural reference to the ancient European mind and culture that still haunts our Modern Western Culture today. Beowulf has been attributed to original Saxon sources possibly laid down in story in the 6th century. This would make Beowulf a relic […]