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September 2017

A Tale of Two Shows

Mother Nature showed everyone last week, including the glass industry, that we are not the boss of her. In the form of a tempest named Irma, Mother Nature managed to extinguish life on at least one island, kill and injure scores, cause property damage in the billions of dollars and split a major glass industry show into two. This is a tale of those two shows. Before I go there, I want to tell those in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and the Caribbean who were affected that you are heavy in our hearts, on our mind and in our prayers. Though our hearts break for you, we know that your… Read More »

Natural Causes

So the phone rang ten days ago, and the caller had such an amazing tale that it would be hard for most people to believe—but not for those of us in the glass industry. Given that most of you know the caller quite well, you probably won’t have too much trouble believing it either: Me: Deb Levy, may I help you? Him: Deb, it’s Lyle, sorry to bother you, but I need to talk to you about the next deadline. Now, all editors who have worked with writers and bloggers for a long time know that the phrase “I need to talk to you about the next deadline” usually means… Read More »

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