The summer solstice will be upon us around 8:04 pm PST tonight - 1:04 am UTC - so I thought it apt to share some of my summer thoughts on this fine Thursday morning! (Want to know more about this year's summer solstice? Click here for a great guide from EarthSky!)
Raymond has vitiligo, which means he has large sections of his skin that have no pigment. (It's what they said Michael Jackson had.) We use a lot of sunscreen over the summer, despite the fact that we stay out of the sun as much as possible, and that isn't cheap. I have access to every ingredient I'd need to make a sunscreen, but I wouldn't consider making one because I have no way of knowing the product worked without putting his health in jeopardy.
Every time I write this post, someone comments that they have a good reason for making a sunscreen. (Click here for that post!) You cannot give me a good reason for making sunscreen I haven't heard before. If you are looking for a blessing to make a sunscreen, you won't find it here because it is a dangerous endeavour that can leave people you love burned, hurting, and sad. If you choose to do this, please don't tell me about it.
Sunscreen information post: What does SPF mean? and What exactly is sunscreen?
peppermint essential oil (use this recipe and use something other than Hydrovance if you don't have it)
Summer product post: Products that might be great for summer fun and adapting your products for summer.
When did we start using "that" instead of "who" for people? I really hate hearing "the boy that had..." or "the woman that was..." It's WHO! "That" is for objects, not people. Or perhaps it's a sign that we are seeing other people as objects?
I still hate the use of the word "grow" in the active sense. You cannot grow your business. You can nurture it, help it along, encourage it...but you cannot make it grow. Growing is a passive idea, and you can't force it along.
FDA. In Canada, it falls under the purview of Health Canada. It isn't hard to find out which agency regulates it in your part of the world...why does this myth persist?
We are not using the word "learnings" any time soon! I was at a meeting with some managerial types at work, and they wanted to talk about what we had learned from the experience. "What are the learnings?" a few of them asked repeatedly. Learnings? Learnings? No. This not becoming a word. We are not using "learnings" to mean "what things did we learn?" No. I will not permit this.
I think I just hate management speak. We use far too much business jargon in our every day lives. Dante wrote there was a special ring of hell for people who use language to obscure rather than illuminate. Is it full yet?
first ever photographs of chemical bonds forming! Freakin' amazing!