Papers, presentations, and panels.


”‘I Suggest You May Be Human‘: Humanity and Human Action in Dune” in Discovering Dune: Essays on Frank Herbert’s Epic Saga, ed. Dominic J. Nardi and N. Trevor Brierly. New York: McFarland, 2022.


“A translator is not free”: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Rules for Translation and Their Application in Sir Orfeo – Tolkien Studies Vol. 18 (2021), West Virginia University Press, pp. 63-92.

“All worlds are equally real”: Surveying Robert Heinlein’s Parallel Universes in The Number of the Beast and The Pursuit of the Pankera – Presented at Mythmoot VIII: The World Ahead, June 24-27, 2021, in Leesburg, VA


“Ever-Defeated Never Altogether Subdued”: Fighting the Long Defeat in Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Whedon’s Angel


“‘I suggest you may be human’: Humanity and Human Action in Dune” – Presented at Mythmoot VI: Dragons, June 27–30, 2019, in Leesburg, VA

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“A translator is not free”: J. R. R. Tolkien’s Guidelines for Translation and Their Application in Sir Orfeo – Presented at Mythmoot V: Fantastic Frontiers, National Conference Center, Leesberg, VA, June 21-24, 2018

Lazarus Long’s Recovery in Time Enough for Love by Robert Heinlein – Presented at Texmoot, Scarborough College, Fort Worth, TX, Jan. 13, 2018

Mythgard Movie Club


Praxeology and literature: the intersection of action and imagination

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“We have nothing else to give”: Kindness and Cruelty in Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness (abstract) — Presented at Mythmoot III: Ever On…, BWI Marriott, Baltimore, MD, Jan. 9-11, 2015

Follow the Trail of Trailers to The Force Awakens,, Nov. 6, 2015

Police Brutality Is in the Headlines, So Where Is Our Jim Gordon of ‘Gotham’PopMatters. July 14, 2015.

Book Review: Michael Newton’s “Victorian Fairy Tales.” Signum Eagle. May 2015.

“I’ve Never Met Anyone I Didn’t Disappoint”: In Your Eyes’ Flaws and Fortes — Joss Whedon: The Complete Companion, 2nd ed. (April 2015)


Book Review: Amy Pascale’s Joss Whedon: A BiographySignum Eagle. October 2014.

Exploring Cabins in the Whedonverse Woods — Slayage 11.2/12.1 [38-39], Summer 2014


The Masks of Moloch: Demands of Sacrifice in Speculative Fiction and Film (abstract) — Presented at Mythmoot II: Back Again, The Conference Center at the Maritime Institute, Linthicum, Maryland in Baltimore, MD, Dec. 13-15, 2013

The Left Hand of Kindness: Cruelty and Its Effects in Ursula K. Le Guin’s “The Left Hand of Darkness”. Nov. 16, 2013.

Exploring Cabins in the Whedonverse Woods — Presented at Joss in June, Cleveland Community College, Shelby, North Carolina, June 29, 2013

Switchblades and Tube Maps: Humanity’s Enduring Similitude in Connie Willis’s “Doomsday Book”. March 4, 2013.

Naturally: Character Assumptions in Joanna Russ’s “When It Changed”. Feb. 13, 2013.


Secondary Bibliography: The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin

Blog Posts/Miscellaneous


3 Ways to Improve Site Security, Usability & SearchabilityTerakeet Insights. Oct. 20, 2015.

Understanding Online Behavior: 6 Motivators for Content CreatorsTerakeet Insights. May 19, 2015.

The Importance of Happiness at WorkInside Terakeet. March 20, 2015.

Why You Must Optimize Your Website for Mobile in 2015Terakeet Insights. Jan. 29, 2015.


How Benjamin De Casseres Built Authority 100 Years Ago: A Case Study for Modern Marketers. Terakeet Insights. Dec. 29, 2014


Shameful PlugsMcSweeney’s Internet Tendency. Aug. 21, 2013.


Common Sense Solutions to Alt-Pop Song Problems. McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. March 18, 2010.