Thanks for the Brain Food Justin. It took me until Wednesday to find this, and it was worth the wait. I will be in touch with you via your website. We have much in common. I am sorry I missed your TGMS talk, but I really like this interview. We have much to share.
Also Scottwkelley, I recently wrote an article on the history of laps that you will love. 1400-21st century. I submitted it to Gems and Gemology but I haven’t heard back one way or the other. Ill post it here when it comes out.