Writing, research and publications
"It's a great day when you can cross a book off your list of things to do."
J. R. Moehringer on finishing The Tender Bar: A Memoir
Books and Articles
"Educating the Macnaughtan boys, 47000BC to 2946AD"
a short story (published May 2013) which imagines the experiences of my distant ancestors (and ultimate descendants) as they experience the getting of wisdom. Or not, in most cases.
The Buffyverse Catalog: A Complete Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel in Print, Film, Television, Comics, Games and Other Media, 1992-2010
my new book from McFarland Pub.
"Separation can't take my pain"
an "automatic poem" in the Spring 2011 issue of The Community College Moment.
A Social Model of Disability
from the journal The Community College Moment.
Librarian and Instructor Collaboration
an article in the journal Community and Junior College Libraries.
The Lane County Bibliography: A Research Guide to Lane County, Oregon.
Publications on OCLC WorldCat
complete bibliographic information and library holdings for my 18 projects back to 1975.
Hypotheticals and Counterfactuals: Alternative Histories
an article on "alternative histories" - the genre of speculative fiction which poses the question "what if?"
The Flag of the Coquille Indian Tribe
Remembering the Rhinoceros
Discography of New Zealand Rock, Jazz, Folk, Blues & Bluegrass, 1960-1990
the most complete online directory of NZ popular music in its formative years - more than a thousand Kiwi rock, jazz, folk and bluegrass records from 1960 to 1990. Published in 1989 by the New Zealand Library Association, and also online.
Bibliography of the Siuslaw and Kuitsh Indians
Ethnographic Bibliographies #1
this bibliography covers all the available information on the indigenous people of the Siuslaw and Lower Umpqua valleys, on the Oregon Coast, and includes an extensive introduction and photos.
Native American Coppers: Indigenous Artifacts from the Northwest Coast
Ethnographic Bibliographies #2
this website is dedicated to the tlakwa or coppers of the Kwakiutl, Tsimshian, Haida and other tribes of coastal British Columbia. These are rare ceremonial objects of great value.
Bibliography of the Chetco-Tututni Indians
Ethnographic Bibliographies #3
a bibliography of books, articles and archival recordings on the Chetco, Tututni, Shasta Costa, Galice-Applegate and other Athapaskan peoples of Southwest Oregon.
Bibliography of the Meskhetian People
Ethnographic Bibliographies #4
a short article and bibliography on the history and national identity of the Meskhetians, a displaced people of Central Asia.
Bibliography of Chinookan Oral Literature
indexed as part of Flags of the World.
Ethnographic Bibliographies #5
a bibliography of the rich oral literature of the Clatsop, Kathlamet, Wahkiakum, Multnomah, and Clackamas peoples of the Lower Columbia River.
Bibliography of the Athapaskan Languages of Oregon
Ethnographic Bibliographies #6
a bibliography of the five Athapaskan languages formerly spoken in Western Oregon, from the Lower Columbia to the Lower Rogue Rivers.
Fire and Rain: The Environmental Prehistory of Western Oregon
Ethnographic Bibliographies #7
a bibliography on the fire ecology of Western Oregon, and the methods used by the prehistoric Kalapuya to manage their environment.
American Indian Languages of Western Oregon
a concise outline (with maps) of the 50 languages and dialects once spoken in Western Oregon.
St. Pierre and Miquelon
architecture, stories and photos about a remote French archipelago off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.
The Mystery Islands of South Polynesia
Island Bibliographies #1
the prehistoric settlement and abandonment of some of the "mystery islands" of South Polynesia. Includes:
Bibliography of the Ilhas Selvagens
The Kermadec Archipelago
The Auckland Islands
Lord Howe Island
Island Bibliographies #2
the natural history and archaeology of the Ilhas Selvagens, an archipelago in the northeast Atlantic.
Media and Graphics
Carl Morris and the Eugene Post Office Murals
a discussion of the artistic vision of Carl Morris and his spectacular WPA murals in the Eugene Main Post Office
Great Moments in Comedy Writing
my selection of outstanding examples of the craft of comedy writing from screen, stage, and print.
100 Great Kiwi Songs
a list (with links) to the greatest Kiwi songs of the modern era.
Kowhaiwhai: New Zealand Maori Rafter Patterns
images of the classic curvilinear kowhaiwhai art style found on the ridgepoles and rafters in Maori meeting houses.