Publications

Books



My first published poetry collection, From These Earthly Parts, came out in April 2009; it was about 15 years in the making and is really the book project of my heart. You can order the book directly from Old Line Publishing or from Barnes & Noble or on Amazon.com. You can also order the book from your favorite bookstore using the ISBN 13 order number 978-0978694852

My second book on Lladró, A Collector's Book of Retired Lladró, includes information on the several Lladró brands and how to distinguish them from the work of less talented competing companies. You can order the book directly from Old Line Publishing or from Barnes and Noble or on Amazon.com. You can also order it through your favorite bookstore by using the book's ISBN 13 #: 978-0984570461.


This book celebrates Fenton Art Glass nature figurines, including animals, birds, and butterflies - a wide and colorful array! You can order the book directly from Old Line Publishing or from Barnes and Noble or on Amazon.com. You can also order the book through your favorite bookstore by using the ISBN 13 # for this book: 978-1937004675.



At the request of collectors, I wrote this book on Fenton Art Glass fairy lamps, a Victorian form of small, safe light used in hallways in the days before gaslight and electricity. Fenton recreations of the form are beautiful and decorative. ou can order the book directly from Old Line Publishing or from Barnes and Noble or on Amazon.com. (You can also order the book through any bookstore by using the ISBN 13 # for this book: 978-1937004927.)



Without stretching the truth, I can say I "wrote the book" on Lladró [Spanish] porcelain. This first book, which came out in two editions in 2001 and 2003, is presently out of print and only available on the secondary market, sometimes at obscenely high prices over which I have no control and which I find at once oddly flattering and quite ridiculous.


Syndicated Column (since 2005)

Good Eye: A Collector's View of the Antiques and Collectibles Trade, published monthly and having appeared in AntiqueWeek (Central and Eastern editions), Southern Antiques Journal, and Discover Vintage America.

Feature Articles & Op-Eds

"Oh, That Opalescence!" The Butterfly Net, publication of the Fenton Art Glass Collectors of America, July/August 2013

"Who Has the Real Lladró?" Southeastern Antiquing Magazine, June 2013

"Famous and Fabulous Fenton Mistakes," The Butterfly Net, publication of the Fenton Art Glass Collectors of America, May/June 2013

"Considering Fenton Critters," The Butterfly Net, publication of the Fenton Art Glass Collectors of America, March/April 2013

"Playing Jeopardy™ on eBay™: What Is Don't Touch the Merchandise?" Unravel the Gavel, 17:10, Nov. 17-Dec. 14, 2006.

"Everything Old Makes New Again," Unravel the Gavel, 17:3, Apr. 15-May 18, 2006

"What I'm Doing Here" [teaching at a community college], Community College Week, October 27, 2003.

"A Class Made of Fine Lines," Community College Week, July 7, 2003.

"The Order of Merit; Affirmative Action and 'Reverse Discrimination'", Community College Week, April 28, 2003.

"A Great Time to Teach Ethics" [op-ed piece], Community College Week, December 23, 2002.

"Helping Students Understand Plagiarism in an Electronic Age," Community College Week, July 8, 2002.

"Collecting Lladró Kittens and Cats," Cats & Kittens, vol. 4 no. 5, November 2001.

"Collectors Going Bonkers for Gonder Pottery," The Antiques News, Vol. 1 #11, September 2001

Is Anyone Besides Me Teaching the Basic English Skills?" Community College Week, August 6, 2001.

"Lladró: the Stuff of Dreams," The Antiques News, vol. 1 no. 9, July 2001.

"Jim Jeffords: Hero or Traitor?/A Vermonter Says She's Proud of Him" [op-ed essay], The Philadelphia Inquirer, 29 May 2001.

"Collectors Favor More Than Hull's Art Pottery," March 2001 issue of Warman's Today's Collector.

"Secondary Market Tips for Lladró [porcelain] Collectors," October 1998 issue of Collector's Mart magazine.

"Shawnee Pottery; Where Corn Was King (and Queen!)" [feature article], Warman's Today's Collector, February 1998.

"And Now - NAO!" article on NAO by Lladró porcelain figurines, December 1997 issue of Collector's Mart magazine.

Poems

Poetry publications (1993-2001) in Xavier Review, Vermont Literary Review, Mediphors, Psychopoetica (Great Britain), Pudding Magazine, Byline, Re Arts And Letters, Mars Hill Review, The Eagle (Native American journal), and Theology Today (Princeton Theological Seminary).