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THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER – Experts look at the future of pottery

Experts look at the future of pottery – When an internationally known expert on ceramics was set to speak at a pottery symposium, ceramic shards were flying at studios and galleries across the country. Here is the story behind the controversy: When Buncombe County-based potter Matt Jones took a swipe with his blog at internationally […]

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CHARLOTTE VIEWPOINT – It’s a wrap – Observations from the DNC

It’s a wrap – Observations from the DNC – What was it like to be at ground zero at the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte and what was the take-away from that experience? Here’s my behind the scenes analysis. Whew, I’m glad that’s over. My feet couldn’t take another day or another 5-block circular […]

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CHARLOTTE VIEWPOINT – Do not pass go; Do not collect 15 trillion dollars

  There is an old and not-so-funny joke among economists that asks the question: “Why is there no such thing as a one-armed economist?” The answer, of course: “Because then they would never be able to say, ‘But on the other hand.’” While the adage is indeed a groaner, it reflects the near universal truth […]