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Ancient Glass, Contemporary Adaptations

Ancient Glass, Contemporary Adaptations

By Anne Gilbert    Surprisingly ancient Roman glass objects are still showing up at auctions. But are they really ancient? As you are about to learn glass makers over the centuries discovered that they could learn a lot from ancient Roman and Egyptian techniques. And, glass fakers have never stopped reproducing faked ancient glass.    Emile Galle’ and Louis Comfort Tiffany experimented […]

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American History: July Anniversaries

American History: July Anniversaries

July 4: Independence Day July 8: Liberty Bell tolls to announce Declaration of Independence (1776) July 20: Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong takes historic first steps on the moon (1969) July 26: Congress establishes U.S. Post Office (1775)   Caption: Commander Neil Armstrong and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin formed the American crew that landed the Apollo Lunar Module Eagle on […]

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From Tennessee, Hand-Painted Folk Art

From Tennessee, Hand-Painted Folk Art

By Maureen Timm    Blue Ridge dinnerware acquired its name from the misty Blue Ridge Mountains in Tennessee. This charming, hand painted pottery decorated in a spectrum of vivid colors was one of the nation’s most attractive and original dinnerware lines for over forty years.    It all began in 1917 in the small southern town of Erwin, Tennessee, when the California […]

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Thoreau Article Brings Great Response

Thoreau Article Brings Great Response

Incredible! I’m so impressed with Paul Emerson DeStefano. This is so well written and timely. That’s why Thoreau and Emerson are great, their thinking endures. Jon from Denver Beautifully written! Definitely see him as a professional writer in the future. Aka, he’ll be a published doctor!!! Christy from Denver Thanks to Paul, I now have a whole new appreciation for […]

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Back to Normal?

Back to Normal?

By Sandy Dale    We all can’t wait for things to get “back” to normal, right? By now, some of us can’t remember what “normal” was and some of us are pretty sure we aren’t going “back” (and maybe shouldn’t). Whatever happens, there are a few things we have learned from this tumultuous time. We’ve heard all we need to hear […]

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