Gregg Swain

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Gregg was born in New York City, where she spent her childhood. She graduated from Smith College with a degree in Art History, and earned a doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Baylor University. After a few years in the Southwest, she returned to New York where she lives with her husband, Woody. Woody and Gregg both share an interest in art, and they have a great and broad appreciation for many different styles, ranging from Ancient Egyptian to Contemporary Chinese.
Growing up Gregg remembers her grandmother playing mah jongg, and walking down the streets of the City seeing people play the game at card tables set up along the sidewalk. She became entranced by the exotic artwork on the tiles, and wanted to learn to play. She liked the idea th
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Gregg Swain I continue to look at Mah Jongg tiles, trying to understand the often cryptic images that appear. I love it when I have those "aha" moments, when I fi…moreI continue to look at Mah Jongg tiles, trying to understand the often cryptic images that appear. I love it when I have those "aha" moments, when I finally "get it" and know what the images represent. With the help of other Mah Jongg historians and Chinese language translators, we are able to put finally understand what the craftsmen intended to tell us, almost one hundred years ago.(less)
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I am delighted to share this set with you. This is a one-off set: designed by a group of male friends, celebrating their friendship. (You'll see why I write this in a future post.) The bit of research I've done indicates that eight friends were together in China, between the wars. I'm pretty sure they played mahjong and at least one of them had a wonderful sense of humor. I'd like to

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