I appreciate the fact that there are excellent teachers,
lecturers, and department chairs, who actually step out into the
real world and teach their students to do the same.
Unfortunately, there may not be many of them. I have a feeling
that you are equally comfortable in a classroom, board room, or
at a bench. I used to be in the medical field, and the saying
was that internists know everything, surgeons do everything, and
those that neither know nor do, teach. Usually, the ones that
taught, were useless in an emergency room, delivery room, etc.
Most would be the last ones to be offended by this observation.
Now watch, I've probably made a whole bunch of other people
angry! So Charles, don't be offended, a whole generation of
jewelers are grateful for your expertise and generosity with
your experience and help.
Will you be giving any classes or workshops in California in the
near future? please let me know. Thanks, Ruth