My Writing

This section features news about my own writing. Click on the tab for a drop down menu of my current work in fiction and poetry.

Here is a bibliography of many of my non-fiction publications. Some of the older ones are still available. The VITA and Peace Corps Manuals can be downloaded for free.


 2005      Bookmarking Racism: Challenging White Privilege through Children’s Literature and Participatory Action Research in a Suburban School. Dissertation, Binghamton University. It received the Most Distinquished Dissertation Award


 2011      Growing Artists: Teaching the Arts to Young Children, 5th edition Belmont, CA: Wadsworth

2009      Growing Artists: Teaching the Arts to Young Children, 4th edition, Albany , NY: Delmar

2005      Growing Artists: Teaching Art to Young Children, 3rd edition, Albany, NY: Delmar

2000    Growing Artists: Teaching Art to Young Children 2nd edition Albany, NY: Delmar

2000      Bringing Art into the Elementary Classroom. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth

1997      Growing Artists: Teaching Art to Young Children. Albany, NY: Delmar

1979      Handloom Construction: A Practical Guide for the Non-Expert. Mt. Rainier; MD: VITA


 2009      “Writing with Publication in Mind” in Writing for Educators: A Handbook for Academics, Teachers, and Administrators Edited by Karen Bromley Christopher Gordon Publishers.

2000      “Nobody weaves here anymore: Technological change and the persistence of weaving in the Southern Argolid.” In S. Sutton (Ed.), The Contingent Landscape Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.

1999      “Clay for little fingers.” Young Children, 54(2), 18-22.

1997      “A model class” Creative Classroom, 16(1), 68.

1996      “The waning of the moon: Fiber processing in rural Crete.” Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, 27(2), 43-47.

1990      “Multi-disciplinary program for the study of Latin America.” Curriculum Guide Series. Endicott, NY: Broome County Teachers Center.

1987      “Summer shades: Hand dying mixed fibers.” Shuttle, Spindle & Dyepot, 18(1), 40-46.

1985      “Contemporary Sarakatsani weaving in the Northern Peloponnese.” In Female Costume of the Sarakatsani. Haffrenreffer Museum of Anthropology: Paper Number 1, (pp. 28-36), Providence, RI: Brown University.

1981      “The Tagari: A Greek saddlebag.” Weaver’s Journal, 8(3), 10-13.

1979      “The Carding Box.” Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, 10(4), 15.

1978      “Arachne’s Children.” Shuttle, Spindle and Dyepot, 9(3), 16-18.

1978      “From the flocks of Greece: Galopita.” In J. Kuper (Ed.), The Anthropologists’ Cookbook. (pp. 27-30). London: Routledge, Kegan and Kegan Paul, Ltd.

1976      Seeing the world through photography. School Arts, 76(4), 22-24.

1976      “From spindle to loom: Weaving in the Southern Argolid, Greece. Expedition, 19(1), 29-39.

1976      “Competition or symbiosis?” Pastoral Adaptive Strategies in the Southern Argolid, Greece.” (with Harold Koster). In E. Friedl & M. Dimen. (Eds.) Regional Variation in Modern Greece and Cyprus, Volume 268 (pp. 275-285).  New York: Annuals of the New York Academy of Sciences.


 2002      “On Their Own: Teaching Science without a Textbook” Paper presented at the 23rd Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

1975      “All in the Family: Decision making in an Intensifying Family Economy.” Paper presented at the 74th Annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Publications Illustrated 

1976      Takeoff, M., Freshwater fish pond management Peace Corps: Program Training Manual Series, Number 1B, Mt. Rainier, MD: VITA Publications.

1979      Handloom Construction: A Practical Guide for the Non-Expert. Mt. Rainier; MD: VITA  Free Download

1978    Kuper, J. (Ed.), The Anthropologists Cookbook.  London: Routledge, Kegan and Kegan Paul, Ltd  Available from Amazon

2 Replies to “My Writing”

  1. Thank you for the delightful weaving overview with the wonderful illustrations and LOTS of information. I can’t download it, but I did create a shortcut to the file. 1979 🙂 ooo look at that list! I can’t wait to explore …..

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