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"Sacred cows make the best hamburger."

--Mark Twain



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Never Underestimate People's Ability to Amaze You!

(interesting news stories)





I have recently retired from teaching (May 2012) and am now able to spend more time doing research, working around the farm, riding my motorcycle, and being with my lovely wife, Amy.  I have left the various syllabi for the courses I taught on my website, however, in case they prove useful to anyone, especially as I created numerous web pages for each course and established links to several web pages containing information relevant to the topics covered in those courses.


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Cultural Anthropology

Human Population Growth

Anthropology of Sex and Gender

Native American Ecology

Human Ecology

Origin and Evolution of Religious Movements


Anthropology, Religion and the Bible

Anthropology, Religion and the Rise of Christianity

Research Design in Anthropology

Anthropology of Sex and Gender

Jesus Christ Superstar



Jesus Christ Superstar



The Last Supper








Jesus Christ Superstar

2007 - 2011

Graduation Dinner






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Circumcision, Subincision and Other Forms of Ritual Genital Surgery








Hurricanes and Global Warming









It Isn't Easy Being Green



Is There A Bias In Higher Education?






You Are a Fluke of the Universe



Logging and Deforestation



On Overpopulation






The Jesus Movement








Genealogy, Politics and History in the Book of Genesis





Hill's Criteria of Causation






Science and Anthropology





Colonization and Resistance

in North America and Palestine










Taliban War on Women






Just How Democratic Are American Elections?







Irony of Ironies

Jewish Students Flock to a Lutheran College



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Short Commentaries:




On Democracy



Western Amnesia

and the Kidnapping of Children

 by Boko Haram






Putting Israeli Bombing of Gaza in Perspective








Moral Righteousness, Amnesia

and Chemical Weapons


Spreading Democracy




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1.  DAM THAT RIVER! Ecology and Mormon Settlement in the Little Colorado River Basin. University Press of  America. Lanham, MD. 1993.






1.  Population Pressure and Subsistence Strategies among the Mbuti Pygmies. Human Ecology 7:183-189. (1979)

2.  Ecological Theory and Ethnic Differentiation among Human Populations. Current Anthropology 23:13-31. (1982)

3.  Reply to F. Morin and H. Nevadomsky, 'On Ecological Theory and Ethnic Differentiation.' Current Anthropology 23:347. (1982)

4.  Water and Community Development in the Little Colorado River Basin, Human Ecology 12(2):241-269. (1985)

5.  Ecological Stability and Community Diversity during Mormon Colonization of the Little Colorado River Basin. Human Ecology 15:317-338. (1987)

6.  Ecology, Resource Redistribution and Mormon Settlement in Northeastern Arizona. American Anthropologist 91:642-655. (1989)

7.  The Social and Ecological Consequences of Early Cattle Ranching in Northeastern Arizona. Human Ecology 23:75-98 (1995)

8.  Ecological Theory and the Evolution of Complex Human Communities.  Advances in Human Ecology 5:111-156. (1996)

9.  Chief Seattle's Speech: A Critical Consideration. FORUM: of the Association for Arid Lands Studies 13: 52-60. (1997).

10.  The Real Chief Seattle was Not a Spiritual Ecologist. The Skeptical Inquirer March/April : 44-48. (1999)

11.  The Myth of Chief Seattle. Human Ecology Review 7:72-75. (2000)

12.  Sociopolitical Implications of the Persistent Western Concern with Global Population Growth. FORUM: of the Association for Arid Lands Studies. (2002)

13.  Competitive Exclusion and Protohistoric Population Interactions in New Mexico. FORUM: of the Association for Arid Lands Studies 19. (2003)

14.  The Intersection of Genealogy, Politics and History in Genesis. FORUM: of the Association for Arid Lands Studies 20:83-95.  (2004)

15.  Ecology and Ethnic Interactions in New Mexico, 1700 - 1850. FORUM: of the Association for Arid Lands Studies 22:1-14. (2006)


Chapters in Books

1.  Flux Among the Mbuti Pygmies of the Ituri Forest: An Ecological Interpretation. In Eric B. Ross, ed., Beyond the Myths of Culture: Explorations in Cultural Materialism. New York: Academic Press, pp. 331. (1980)

2.  The Impact of Environmental Productivity and Stability on Community Diversity during Mormon Colonization of the Little Colorado River Basin. In R. Borden, J. Jacobs, G. Young and J. Weisbaden, eds., Human Ecology: Research and Applications. College Park: Society for Human Ecology, pp. 105114. (1987)

3.  The Effect of Local Environmental Variation on the Development of Early Mormon Settlements in Northeastern Arizona. in E. Schultz, ed. Forum, vol. 8. Lubbock, TX: International Center for Arid and Semiarid Land Studies, pp. 65-75. (1992)


4.  Ecological Concepts in Anthropological Human Ecology: Illustrations from Mormon  Settlement in Northeastern Arizona. in Scott Wright, Thomas Deitz, Richard Borden, Gerald Young and Gregory Guagnano, eds., Human Ecology: Crossing Boundaries. Society for Human Ecology: College Park, MD, pp. 255-271. (1993)


5.  Ecology and Mormon Settlement in Northeastern Arizona. In  D. Bates and S. Lees (eds.),  Case Studies in Human Ecology, pp. 365-391. New York: Plenum Press. (1996)


6.  Materialist versus Non-Materialist Explanations of Mbuti Pygmy Subsistence Behavior. In Serge Bahuchet, Daniel Bley, Bernard Brun, Nicole Licht & Helene Pagezy (eds.), L'Homme et la Foret Tropicale. Marseilles: University of Provence Press, pp. 301-309. (1999)





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"Out of Egypt I called my son."

(Matthew 2:15)











My Family






Angus enjoying a "poochie cone"



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Our Home in Pennsylvania










Our Home in the Southwest














Motorcycling in the Southwest











Monticello Creek Motorcycle Ride










Bikes I have owned






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Port Isaac in Cornwall







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Some Closing Thoughts . . .



One way to protect yourself from ideas you don't like.





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"Give not that which is holy unto the dogs,

neither cast ye your pearls before swine."


--Matthew 7:6






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Don't you hate people?


I don't hate people; I just feel better when they're not around.







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