deepen your roots

in the myth, legend and folklore of north america

History often resembles myth,
because they are both ultimately of the same stuff
— J.R.R. Tolkien is the discovery, telling and re-telling of the myth, folklore and legend of North America. Let's explore together.


Curating and collecting interesting and helpful articles and stories and our monthly newsletter. 


Giving you tools to help explore and create a body of North American myth, legend and folklore which may not currently exist.


 The Folkloristic podcast provides an opportunity for story tellers and writers to narrate their story and inspire you to tell your own tales. 


It is our hope is that as you engage here at Folkloristic you will find inspiration to deepen your own creativity in whatever form your stories are told. 

North America is still a young continent, as far as continents go.  The myth, legend and folklore of this land is largely untold.  

so, let's gather round and tell the tales that matter.

If the story you wish to tell doesn't yet exist, feel free to make it up. 



The Bard and Curator



All that is gold does not glitter,

Not all those who wander are lost;

The old that is strong does not wither,

Deep roots are not reached by the frost.


I'm B. and I'm happy to be your host.  


I've spent a large portion of my life telling  stories, both ones that are fictional and the ones that are true. My family lived for the better part of a decade in Central Asia, exposing me to many of the root stories that influenced and shaped Native American legend and folklore.  I'm deeply interested in a literary cauldron that combines elements of those stories with a dash of the lore we know from Africa and Europe - to see what sort of new, magical tales might emerge. 

Married for over a quarter of a century with two grown children, I currently reside in Greenville, SC with my wife and a bulldog named "Ron Swanson". 

Feel free to contact me if you'd like to contribute to, or if you need a speaker for your group.