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Soft Lights, Soothing Music

We often think of soft lights and soothing music, particularly when paired together, as things pertaining to romance. How often, however, do we consider the sound and lighting of our workplaces and homes? In fact, how much do we really pay attention to what kind of ambience is being maintained there at all?

Consider stores you enjoy shopping in. Consider restaurants you like going to. Do you think the experiences you have there are impacted by the ambience? I believe the answer is an emphatic yes. Whenever we go to an establishment, we are impacted, positively or negatively by the environment we find ourselves in.

The ambience of a workplace affects workers and customers alike. Customers are likely drawn to places that are clean, well designed and comfortable. Workers, no doubt, are likewise affected by their environs. And at home, the more soothing an environment we can construct for ourselves the happier we are likely to be.

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Tiny the Giraffe, a Tale

[*Author’s Note: This is a work of fiction. Any similarities between the characters in this tale and any giraffe, owl, llama, lion, dolphin or other animal or person,

New Year’s Resolutions: Are We Keeping Them?

How many of us are keeping our New Year’s resolutions? I wonder. I suspect the number is not as large as it could be. That leads to the

Sometimes; a Poem

Sometimes, and I want to emphasize sometimes There is this hollow feeling inside And we look to fill it Perhaps a nice meal? For a while, the meal fills us Then the hollowness

Computing 2017, Computers 2017

Computer Aided versus Computer Addled

Are you computer aided or are you computer addled, that is the question. Is your smartphone, laptop or PC actually helping make your life better or are those

Seeker’s Path, a Poem

A wondrous circle An endless cycle This thing called life Goes round Call out, perhaps to yourself Perhaps to the eagle soaring on high Call out and ask It is natural to question why A flower,

Ronda Rousey Should Go WWE if Finished in UFC

After last night's loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207, many are wondering what the future holds for UFC star Ronda Rousey. Some believe her mixed martial arts

Language Preference in Childhood

Learning a language involves selection and de-skilling. We think that we are teaching our children to speak when we repeat phrases to them slowly, when we withhold a

Vote No to Trump: The Trump Candidacy, A Cure Worse Than the Disease

America is facing significant challenges. The nation is saddled with enormous debt. The recovery from the 2008 financial crisis has been slow. The political system in Washington has

Our Mind, Our Matter, a Poem

Out there in the cosmos we think the answer lies. But the answer is inside of us, while we look onward to the sky. Self-examination is tough; it

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