Color, My World

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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I Know Everybody On This Island

Once prom rolls around in the spring, when things are blooming and life feels like it is beginning again, I immediately start to feel anxious. And every year I realize it's because of  graduation.  I still don't know why it makes me so incredibly melancholy, and it...

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Look Deep Into Nature

"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better".  Albert Einstein I took this advice when I was looking to change our packaging for our new products.  Nature always finds a way to protect itself,  even in the harshest environments.  Let's take...

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And This Gives Life To Thee

Yesterday, the world paused as the great Notre Dame burned. And as I watched, and tried to make sense of it all, I couldn't help wonder about the old English poets, and how they tried to tell us about statues and buildings and man-made structures. Yes, there needs to...

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I Have Great Faith In A Seed

"Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders. "  Henry David Thoreau In my past life I must have been a gardener.  In the spring,...

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Been Down This Road A Time or Two

Nail polish originated in China as early as 3000 BC. The ingredients included beeswax, egg whites, gelatin, and vegetable dyes. This was the formula for a long time, as those were the only resources to work with. Nail polish as we know it was changed in 1922 with the...

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It’s Been A Good Year For The Roses

Some version of the saying "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" has been told to pretty much every person from birth on.  In every language.  In every country.  We get it, we all get it, but it's hard. I mean, sometimes it's kind of fun...

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Lift Up Your Head, Princess

Lift up your head, Princess.  If not, the crown falls. I was told this once by a friend of mine as I was down & out about decisions I had made and whether or not I could ever pick myself up again.  I'm not sure, but I think we all get that way from time to time,...

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