The Gang of Five

It all began with a small group of traders who appeared from nowhere on the steps of my hotel. One was from Borneo, two from Sumba, one from Timor and one from Java. I called them “The Gang of Five.” Justin dubbed them “The Five Pack.”

We started with this small, but intense, group of traders who we connected well with and found interesting and valuable. Our first five or six meetings were great. I got to know the group a bit, began to understand their individual trading styles and the quality of their pieces, and we could goof around. I found out who spoke English better then they let on by teasing them and making jokes. I was surprised how many got the humor. When I told them they need to wake up from their dreams and give me real prices, they loved it. Continue reading The Gang of Five

Newsletter October 2007

Hi Folks,

I’ve been looking forward to sharing our recent trip to Burma with you.  It was such a culturally rich, photographically stunning, relaxing trip, that I can’t stop thinking about it.  The articles in this Newsletter about Burma will give you a taste of the Burma we’ve come to love.  Please stop in and see the photographic exhibit, “From Burma with Love” at David Alan Collection.  Continue reading Newsletter October 2007