Color, My World

Is Not January Alone Pure Winter?

I did it! The book "The Geography of Bliss" concurs that those that live in colder climates are happier. The author concluded that the shorter days and harsh weather bring us closer to each other and more dependent on others, whether it's family or neighbors or...

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I Know Why Malls Are Failing

Looking out from the Paint A Pot store Every year I take Anna to the local mall in Muskegon to the 'paint a pot' place and have her paint something spectacular for her brothers and sister-in-law. She has an engineering mind so it takes a long, long, loooooong time to...

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We Must Always Look Forward…Except At Christmastime

As entrepreneurs we are expected to be visionaries. To always look forward and create ideas and products that are far advanced for the future. It is expected of us. It's almost in our blood. We move forward, we see the future, we create, we envision new innovative...

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Hands Tell A Story

Hieroglyphics is Greek for 'sacred writings'.  They are basically symbols used instead of words or letters to convey meaning.  Deciphering these symbols have proved to be difficult and now it's pretty much a guessing game as to what they were trying to say....

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Out, Damn Spot

Lady Macbeth was so freaked out by all the horrible things she had done to gain power, that she went a little nutty and thought she had blood on her hands that she couldn't wash off.  'Out, damn spot!  Out, out I say' she cries as she tries to wash the imaginary blood...

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Common In Experience – Uncommon In Writing

Going to a carnival is a pretty common experience. Most of us have ridden on some kind of 'put-together-in-a-flash' ride whether is was at a fairground, a carnival, a church picnic, a park, or at a place like Cedar Point, Michigan's Adventure, or Disney World.  I bet...

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Pet-icure ~ Is This Really A Thing?

Apparently, getting your nails painted with your dog is now a thing.  Salons & Nail places so far cannot legally allow pets to come into their businesses due to health reasons and sanitary issues, yet I can see this as changing in the near future.  For now, it is...

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Thank You for The Tragedy, I Need It For My Art

It's no secret that I love poetry, most especially the old english poets and our very own Robert Frost and Charles Bukowski.  I also only read non-fiction books and autobiographies, and if I do watch TV it's always documentaries or American Greed or other real-life...

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To Thine Own Self Be True

Hamlet, Act I, Scene III. Lines 78-82: Polonius: “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man. Farewell, my blessing season this in thee!”   Ahhhh, Shakespeare, I needed to hear this...

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Scrubbing Bubbles

"We work hard, so you don't have toooooooooooo".    The Scrubbing Bubbles commercial had it right, way back in 1978. They produced a TV commercial featuring these funny looking alien-like creatures that talked to each other and told us that they would 'work hard so we...

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