I’m Matt Hicks, a freelance writer and editor with a fascination for the weird edges of culture, past and present. Lacking the audacity to become a poet, shaman or rock star myself, I write about those who have the bravado to put their magic into the world. I’m searching for the ideas that can turn us upside down, and when I find them I’m compelled to share.

My own strange journey began when my children proposed a new hobby for me: to become a wizard. Since then I’ve been studying, practicing and struggling to understand what it is that I’ve embarked upon. I blog about my adventures at wizardbutcasual.com.