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David Cuin


David Cuin worked in a variety of technical and professional roles in the construction industry in Britain, the U.S. and Canada, and is a successful watercolorist and glass artist. A longtime Evergreen resident, he is the author of a textbook on color in arts and crafts and co-author of the popular “Seasons of Evergreen” book (


The Mighty $

It’s probable that in these abnormal times, you’ve been mainly using some form of contactless payment for your financial transactions, but even now there are probably smaller payments that you might still use cash for—a coffee or tip perhaps. Something you may not...

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"Hoarding is like collecting gone rogue." Collecting is one of the most widespread hobbies in the Western world; the U.S. is said to have over 50,000 collecting clubs of various persuasions and it’s likely the number of collectors runs into the millions. It used to be...

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Pictures Worth a Thousand Words

There is a myth that the design of the stars and stripes of the Betsy Ross U.S. flag, adopted by Congress in 1777, was based on the coat of arms of George Washington. No documentary evidence of this has ever been found, but it is true that the hereditary arms of the...

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People ask me where I get my varied ideas for this page, and the simple answer is, anywhere I see, read or hear something that sparks interest enough to warrant researching. I will, of course, “never reveal my sources,” but rarely is it one source and often it...

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