Today, I make certain that I set clear goals and desires. I affirm that with clear intent, I can achieve what I desire. I open myself to the divine possibilities that flow from clear intent today and everyday. ~ Pamela J. Leavey
Afternoon at North Pool Overlook ~ Pamela J. Leavey 2013
The world lost a great citizen today… Nelson Mandela passed away today, he was 95. Mandela was a “freedom fighter, statesman, moral compass and South Africa’s symbol of the struggle against racial oppression,” who “emerged from prison after 27 years to lead his country out of decades of apartheid.”
U2 recently released this video for the film “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”:
Watch the trailer for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.
The world mourns a very bright light that will shine forever in the heavens…
I posted last week about a purchase of Cyntha Rowley pajamas that I made a few weeks ago at Marshalls in Newburyport. The black pajamas had so much dye in them that even after multiple washes, the pajamas stained two sets of cotton damask sheets and a pink fleece bathrobe.
I had commented on Cynthia Rowley’s FaceBook page and yesterday I got a reply:
Hi Pamela. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org so we can get more information on your purchase. Thank you.
I was heartened that Cynthia Rowley (company) had replied and felt there might be something done about the situation, as Marshalls will not accept returns on worn pajamas. I emailed email@example.com with an explanation of what happened and the photo of my badly stained pink bathrobe with the pajamas. Here’s the email response I received:
I’m very sorry to hear about what happened with your purchase. For items like these pyjamas, Marshall’s own factories are the ones that produces these so we recommend you contact Marshall’s. I’m sorry I cannot help further: http://www1.marshallsonline.com/tjx/customer-service.asp
This certainly isn’t the response I was expecting. In fact it is more than a little disconcerting to know that a well known fashion label such as Cynthia Rowley allows a large discount chain store company like Marshalls to manufacture under their label with no oversight to the quality of goods.
Which leads to the next question… I’ve bought other Cynthia Rowley fashion and home goods at Marshalls over the past couple of years. Who manufacturing the merchandise? Cynthia Rowley or Marshalls?
Regardless… a $24.99 purchase ruined approximately $200 of personal goods. I’ll never buy Cynthia Rowley at Marshalls again. I may just never buy Cynthia Rowley merchandise anywhere, if their label is farmed out to discount stores.
One of my favorites from A Course in Miracles:
“I am blessed as a Son of God.
I am happy, peaceful, loving and contented.
I am blessed as a Son of God.
I am calm, quiet, assured and confident.”
- A Course In Miracles
Mute Swans ~ c. Pamela J. Leavey
Valerie June is one of my favorite new artists. Here’s a live version of the the title song of her new CD, Pushin’ Against A Stone:
Valerie June transcends a few different genres in her debut CD, roots, electric, blues, gospel to name a few. There is a whole lotta good on her CD… no bad.
I’m a big fan of Pantone Color for graphic design work. Here’s a peek at Spring 2015 colors from Pantone: