J.F. Sambrano is an advocate for Indigenous rights, historian, game developer, and speculative fiction author who lives in Washington but is originally from Los Angeles. The differences are staggering, but the ocean and the I-5 are the same. J.F. is Chiricahua Apache (Ndeh) and Cora Indian (NŠayarite). They may or may not be a believer/practitioner of real-world magic, but if they were, they are not interested in your hippy- dippy, crystal swinging, dream-catcher-slinging garbage. But magic is real, letís not mess around.