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May 22

Book Review: The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson The subtitle of this book reads: A Journey Through the Madness Industry, and that’s exactly what this book is like. A journey. It begins when Ronson starts to investigate a mysterious book, copies of which have been sent to various academics around the …

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May 21

Book Review: After The Golden Age

After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn I found this book charming, with engaging characters, a nice mystery, and plenty of action. The main character is Celia West, the daughter of wealthy socialites who happen to also be superheroes. I’d say the bulk of the conflict in the novel involves Celia struggling to get out …

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May 20

Yellow and Red Paperweight

I made this on the first day of class this session, sort of as a warm up. I generally like to use the ‘hodgepodge’ frit, the frit that’s left over from other frits, or that’s been mixed in. I can’t say it’s my best paperweight. I like them to be rounder, not so pointed. Also, …

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May 15

Book Review: The 4-Hour Workweek

The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss I had heard a lot about this book before I read it. My first exposure to Tim Ferris was through Penelope Trunk’s blog. Penelope Trunk hates him, so I admit that prejudiced me. This is the third “How to change your career path” type book that I read in …

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May 13

Amber Goblet

Ironically, I made this one after I made the blue goblet. I say ironic, because it’s kind of mutant in comparison. I was shooting more towards a pilsner glass shape rather than a martini glass. ¬†Somewhere along the way, it got out of shape and I never got it back on shape again.