Dirty Laundry 5: Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve

Whether we like it or not, our clothes make a statement.  Uniforms identify us with a particular team, business, or school.  Our attire often pigeonholes us by profession.  The white-collar, blue-collar distinction is still readily acknowledged.  More superficially, in school brand name shoppers are given more respect, while secondhand thrift shoppers are seen as “not … Continue reading Dirty Laundry 5: Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve

Dirty Laundry 4: Superheroes & Phone Booths

For some, the entire idea of clothing one’s self with an alter ego, taking on a new persona empowered to accomplish awesome things, sounds like mere fantasy.  It sounds just like our favorite comic book superheroes. Clark Kent goes into a phone booth and, seconds later, comes out Superman.  Diana spins around in circles to … Continue reading Dirty Laundry 4: Superheroes & Phone Booths

Dirty Laundry 3: New Clothes for a New Day

Everyday we get up and put on new clothes.  Yesterday’s apparel is dirty, wrinkled and smelly from yesterday’s work.  Today is a new day, and should begin with clean, fresh smelling clothes.  Yesterday’s attire may be spotted with embarrassing coffee or ketchup stains.  Old pants get holes in awkward places.  Dress shirts get “ring around … Continue reading Dirty Laundry 3: New Clothes for a New Day