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  • March 4, 2013

    Cory Lum, a ceramic artist from Hawaii

    (I had submitted the following article to the local daily for publication. Unfortunately, it must have got canned because I never heard back from them. Now since the main event has passed I feel free to share it here among...

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  • February 24, 2013

    Porcelain from a storied past

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    We just returned after a 10-day break in Florida. It was wonderful to exchange the frozen tundra of Rochester, NY for the sun and sand. However, this time instead of just lazing around on the beach my wife and I decided to explore the place. Since we were staying at Vero Beach, which forms part of the Florida's famed "Treasure Coast”, the easiest thing to do was - no prizes for guessing right - treasure hunting.

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  • March 31, 2010

    Grandma's China

    This is a small illustrated essay on the collection of my mother-in-law's bone china. She got them from her own mother and mother-in-law.  She thinks they are at least about 50 years old. And no, she is not interested in...

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