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The Paper Issue 123 (Winter 2017)

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  • Origami Dinosaurs Among Us, by Talo Kawasaki 4-6
  • The Met Meets OrigamiUSA 9
  • Lisa's Path to Paperfolding, by Lisa Corfman 10
  • OrigamiConnect Circles the Globe, by Patty Grodner 11-13
  • The 78,564 Elephants in the Room, by Wendy Zeichner 14-16
  • Origami Colombia Celebrates their Porcelain Wedding, by Thomas Crain 20-21
  • Teaching Her Super-Duper Collapsible Gift Box, by Karen Reeds 28-29

From The Home-Office

  • Letter from the President 3
  • Volunteers for the 2016 Holiday Tree and Annual Gift 7-9
  • Obituaries: John Lapko and Marsha DuPre 27
  • A Note from Serena LaVine 29
  • News from The Source 30-31
  • Calendar 32


  • Realmente Elefácil, by Enrique Martínez, simplified version by Gay Merrill Gross 17-19
  • Star of David Models from Rectangular Strips, by Arnold Tubis 22-26