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We’re always interested in hearing what you’re up to, and we’re happy to list your latest ventures, inventions, and volumes in our directory below where others can find and support your work.

Alumni Creations

Disclaimer: Bard College at Simon's Rock has not vetted and is not endorsing any of the products or services found on this list, or descriptions thereof.

Alumni Books

  • David Epstein ’95 – Left, Right, Out: The History of Third Parties in America (Arts and Letters Imperium Publishing)
  • Annie Finch ’73 – Spells: New and Selected Poems (Wesleyan)
  • Caitlin McDonald ’01 – Belly Dance Around the World: New Communities, Performance, and Identity (McFarland)
  • Prageeta Sharma ’89 – Undergloom (Fence Books)
  • Anne Thalheimer ’91 – What You Don’t Get (Lulu)
  • Cori Di Biase ’91 – These Can’t Be Choices (The Apparent Sublime)
  • Talcott Broadhead ’93 – Meet Polkadot (Danger Dot)
  • Abby Kinchy ’92 – Seeds, Science, and Struggle: The Global Politics of Transgenic Crops (Food, Health, and the Environment) (The MIT Press)
  • Ben Bogin ’91 – The Illuminated Life of the Great Yolmowa (Serindia Publications)

This list is just a sampling of recent publications.

To have your work added here, please e-mail information to Most listings below are in the words of the artisan or service provider.

Molly Howitt de St. Andre ‘96

At Moho Designs, we do all our screen making and printing by hand in our home-grown studio. Each design is made specifically to compliment the color, cut, and contours of the particular garment or textile on which it is screen-printed. We also work in partnership with small businesses, organizations, and individuals to create custom apparel for events or retail.

Harry Zernike ‘82

I sell a magazine for cyclists online. A few other things as well. "9W is a journal of cycling photography and writing named for route 9W, cyclist’s best-known escape route from New York City-- loved, hated, endured; training ground, test piece, and springboard to farther-flung cycling exploits. Accordingly, we feature stories and pictures of cycling culture both local and around the world."

They're at

Julie (McKay) Covert ‘84

I have two books that I have published (one under my maiden name of McKay and more recently one under my married name of Covert.)

BOOK: Art of Winter: A Photographic Essay by Julie M Covert [July 2012, Whitehead Press, hard cover, 96 pages, 978-0-9853690-0-2 $38]. This year’s perfect holiday gift is Art of Winter. Celebrate the beauty that winter creates with ice and snow with this beautifully presented volume containing over 160 enthralling photographs along with two essays about the delights of winter. Surprising plays of light and sculptures of ice are the reward for braving bone-chilling temperatures. These images are a feast for the eyes and will captivate the senses. Praised by nationally respected photographers, this unique volume will delight anyone with an interest in the photography, nature, the Great Lakes, or who is awed by winter’s forces.

BOOK: The Insightful Body: Healing with SomaCentric Dialoguing [January 2010, Singing Dragon, paperback, 256 pages, 978-1-84819-030-6, $24.95], teaches therapists how to help clients become more aware of the messages their bodies try to communicate to them, which creates a deeper level of healing. The SomaCentric Dialoguing system offers therapists simple yet effective techniques for improving communication with their clients, and for helping clients understand and articulate the messages of their body. Learn about how individuals communicate and process information in different ways. In this book, McKay describes how therapists can identify each client’s unique language blend, and how they can use this knowledge to encourage them to become more in tune with, and more able to express, their body’s needs.

Excerpts and ordering information is available online or order from your favorite bookstore.

Rob Johnston ‘84

My website features my Mixed Media 21st Century Folk Art and includes various works at all pricing levels. The name of my company is Johnston America and you can buy my work directly through my website:

You can also find me on Facebook by searching for Johnston America there.

Catherine Schane-Lydon ‘80

Music book and CD's at and

And be looking soon for Toccata Blocks in a music or toy store near you!

Delano Lopez ‘87

Why the Star Wars Prequels Sucked, and Why It Matters. A Polemic on Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics. With Lightsabers.

Amazing Solar System Projects You Can Build Yourself. A children's activity book for grades 4-7.

Minna Bromberg ‘88

CDs (or stickers with a download code if you'd prefer to give a downloadable version) plus voice finding sessions and a new not-yet-published offering: custom lullabies! (We talk, you tell me what's most in your heart to convey in song and I write a song of soothing for you or a loved one).

My newest CD (which I think is my best one :)) is at:

Folks can also find my music on iTunes or at

Ken Eppstein ‘88

I've been publishing my own line of Rock N Roll Comic Books, available here: and/or contact | @nixcomics on Twitter

Prageeta Sharma ‘89

Poetry books:

Bliss to Fill (2000, Subpress Books)

The Opening Question (2004, Fence Books)

Infamous Landscapes (2007, Fence Books)

Purchase them directly at Fence Books or

Patrick McGinley ‘91

Brief Description of product(s) and/or Service(s): Patrick McGinley ('91-'95), aka murmer, has been working with sound, performance, and radio since 1996. He specializes in field-recording and found sound, and has also hosted the field-recording based radio show Framework for over 10 years. His work is about small discoveries and concentrated attention; it focuses on the framing of the sounds around us which normally pass through our ears unnoticed and unremarked, but which out of context become unrecognizable, alien and extraordinary: crackling charcoal, a squeaking escalator, a buzzing insect, or one’s own breath. His compositions have been published by record labels from around the world, and many of them are available directly from his website, along with many free downloads, information about upcoming concerts and activities, and links to his radio show and other projects. There is also a contact form - please get in touch and say hello!

Find it here:

Anne Thalheimer ‘91

My Monster Hat is my Etsy site with custom sized and designed monster hats and other wearables, as well as original art and illustration work for sale. My graphic novel, What You Don't Get, is also available through this site; it's an autobiographic book (loosely about life, death, and cats) about my life before and after my time at Simon's Rock. (You can read one review of it here: Etsy:

Jason McCloskey ‘93

I make bespoke furniture and skis:

Kelly Pitts ‘93

Brooklyn Acupuncture Nook is the husband-wife team of Michael Pingicer (acupuncturist) and Kelly Pitts (massage therapist). Offering therapeutic massage, acupuncture, and Chinese herbs in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY for over 12 years. Specialties include deep tissue, prenatal, sports/medical massage for chronic pain and repetitive strain injuries. Gift certificates available for 60 or 90-minute massage sessions with Kelly.

Contact: 917-673-9226

Louise Powers ‘93


  • Qi Healing & Qi Gong instruction
  • Pregnancy, Birth & Postpartum Doula services
  • Interfaith Minister - Weddings, Civil Unions, Handfastings, Blessings


  • Custom Fascinators for Bridal & Everyday - Sexy & Sophisticated
  • Traditional Tasty Treats with a Twist
  • Banana Bread
  • Scones
  • Shortbread
  • Caramels
  • Death by Shortbread (Shortbread, Caramel, & Dark Chocolate Ganache sprinkled with Pink Himalayan Salt) 

Val Ferrier ‘94

I do cross stitch, some ready-made, but mostly custom, through my shop on Etsy