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Nancy Kato

Marriage Commissioner , New Westminster in New Westminster

The Cutting Edge of a Razor Sharp Mind … One Sharp Collector!

PRESENTED ON AUG 10, 2019
IN NEW WESTMINSTER @ VOL 23

In her interesting talk, Nancy Kato gives us an overview of her vintage safety razor collection, which ranges from 1898 to 1960.   

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On the Cutting Edge

BY BRENDA REICHEL
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 13, 2013

Brenda Reichel talks about lapidary art, which learned from her grandparents, she is a trained bench jeweler, and current president of GIA, Graduate Gemologists. She has worked along with US Customs, FBI, Hawaii State Archives, Bishop Museum, Iolani Palace, and has been the Gemologist Instructor at the Honolulu Museum of Art for the past 18 years. She talks about an importance of cutting stones by hand and shows different tools that are used to cut stones in order to make them look beautiful.

"Presentation of the Day" on June 26, 2014.

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A Sharp Grin of Memes

BY SHAYNE THOMSON
@ VOL 2 ON MAR 17, 2015

Shayne Thomson educates us on some fantastic and powerful memes that have dramatically affected a recent Western Australian policy aimed at shark culling.

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Northern Ireland: The land of cutting-edge knee surgery

BY TOM HEDLEY
@ VOL 4 ON JUN 26, 2015

Why is Ireland (the island) divided? What cuased the chaos that we know as The Troubles?  Has Northern Ireland really moved on since the peace agreement?  What does the future hold for Northern Ireland?

Tom Hedley, a student from N Ireland, gives a brief insight into the unique situation in this country, addressing the difficult and often very complex issues that define this curious little part of the world.

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I'm a Collector (Hold the Applause, Please)

BY JOSH MAGUIRE
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 05, 2016

Josh Maguire shares his love of being a collector. Collecting is something he has participated in his whole life, so how can something be wrong when it feels so right? Josh explores the history and inner workings of his habit and attempts to explain his life-long obsession with video games and action figures in this personal account. Josh lives in Alliance, NC and currently is a Dean's List student at Craven Community College where he is also a C-STEP participant and a tutor for TRiO Student Support Services.

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Cutting Edge Barber Shop

BY DANIEL BULLIVANT
@ VOL 31 ON DEC 10, 2016

Cutting Edge Barber Shop英倫紳士髮廊 創辦人


丹尼爾來自英國,定居花蓮五年,職業是英倫紳士髮廊的理髮師。丹尼爾自幼向父親與祖父習得紳士文化與行為,而他相信成為紳士的第一步是幫助他人,並透過理髮、整理造型幫助人。因好的外觀,會另人們感覺良好,進一步相信自己可以成為更好的人。理髮時可以與各年齡層的男士交流。丹尼爾也幸運的遇到一群夥伴,大家致力於提供絕佳服務,並且珍惜傳統、走向未來。

Cutting Edge Barber Shop Founder


Daniel is from the United Kingdom, and has lived in Hualien for the past five years. He is a barber at Cutting Edge Barber Shop. Since childhood, Daniel learned the craft of being a gentleman from his father and grandfather. He believes that the first step to becoming a gentleman is to help others. Thus, Daniel helps people through barbering and hairstyling because good appearances make people feel good, and enables them to believe that they can become better people. While barbering one communicates with men of all ages. Daniel was also lucky to meet a group of partners that are committed to providing excellent services, while also cherishing tradition and harboring grand ambitions for the future.

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Sir William MacGregor: doctor, governor, explorer and collector

BY NEIL CURTIS
@ VOL 18 ON APR 18, 2017

Neil Curtis is Head of Museums in the University of Aberdeen, with a background in archaeology and anthropology, and directs the Museum Studies Masters programme. His presentation is about Sir William MacGregor, one of the most important donors of ethnographic material to the University (from Fiji, New Guinea, Nigeria, Newfoundland and Australia). For Neil, he is particularly interesting because he did not simply plunder, but collected items for many different reasons, including: for scientific research; to create a records of disappearing cultures; and to inspire the people of Aberdeenshire to work elsewhere in the world.

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Beginner's Mind

BY MICHAEL VELLIQUETTE
@ VOL 26 ON APR 12, 2018

Best known for his elaborate, colorful paper sculptures, the artist Michael Velliquette will talk about his recent monochrome series. Velliquette hand cuts paper shapes and assembles them into complex forms akin to sacred architecture and three-dimensional mandalas. The formal symmetry, balance, and order of these works are meant to evoke a sense of visual equanimity. Velliquette forgoes his prior use of vibrant color, instead employing an emotionally restrained palette of pastels and neutrals. Beginner’s Mind refers to an approach to living without preconception—a sensibility that characterizes the skillfully simple posture Velliquette brings to his new work.

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How Did You Get Into That?

BY HUNTER LEA
@ VOL 26 ON JUN 18, 2018

Portland is home to a lot of creatives and entrepreneurs with wild origin stories. This is not one of those stories. In this presentation, Hunter Lea explores how passion and happenstance guided him--rather unexpectedly--to fulfilling work as a Portland Razor Co. razorsmith.