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
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.
"The Perthshire Macnaughtan Families: History and Settlement in Western Perthshire 700-1900."
a contribution to The Red Banner, the publication of the Clan Macnachtan Assn.
"Separation can't take my pain"
an "automatic poem" in the Spring 2011 issue of The Community College Moment.
"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.
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.
The Flag of the Coquille Indian Tribe
Remembering the Rhinoceros
an article on a new tribal library for the Coquille Indian Tribe on the south coast of Oregon. Published in the journals OLA Quarterly and New Zealand Libraries.
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.
Native American Coppers: Indigenous Artifacts from the Northwest Coast
Copper Ethnographies #1
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.
The Purchase of the Nahuhulk
Copper Ethnographies #2
a fascinating Tsimshian tale first recorded in 1916, detailing the acquisition of a legendary copper known as the Nahuhulk.
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.
Athapaskans of SW Oregon
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.
Chinookan Oral Literature
Ethnographic Bibliographies #5
a bibliography of the rich oral literature of the Clatsop, Kathlamet, Wahkiakum, Multnomah, and Clackamas peoples of the Lower Columbia River.
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.
Bibliography of the Shompen: An Indigenous People of Great Nicobar Island, Indian Ocean
Ethnographic Bibliographies #8
this bibliography covers the the Shompen, a mysterious and unique people who live an isolated existence on Great Nicobar Island, a remote archipelago of India.
American Indian Languages of Western Oregon
Ethnographic Bibliographies #9
a concise outline (with maps) of the 50 languages and dialects once spoken in Western Oregon.
Ethnographic Bibliographies #10
bibliography of my Clan, which originated with the Pictish rulers of Central Perthshire in Scotland in the Dark Ages.
The Mystery Islands of Remote South Polynesia
Island Bibliographies #1
the prehistoric settlement and abandonment of some of the "mystery islands" of South Polynesia. Includes Norfolk Island, the Kermadec Archipelago, the Auckland Islands, and Lord Howe Island.
Bibliography of the Ilhas Selvagens
Island Bibliographies #2
the natural history and archaeology of the Ilhas Selvagens, an archipelago in the northeast Atlantic.
St. Pierre and Miquelon
Island Bibliographies #3
architecture, stories and photos about a remote French archipelago off the coast of Newfoundland, Canada.
The Mystery Islands of Remote East Polynesia
Island Bibliographies #4
the prehistoric settlement and abandonment of several of the "mystery islands" of East Polynesia, including Pitcairn Island and Henderson Island.
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.