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Kolor Your Perspective | Karen Barbee

Intro to Chemistry and Grad Students



“Living free is gaining on me. Can’t keep ahead of my dreams. My relief turned out a thief – smooth as rocks in the stream.”, Tom Petty, This Old Town, 2006   Sometime in the fall of 1978, Mom, Dad, and I toured the campus of Texas State University – except at that time it … Continue reading Intro to Chemistry and Grad Students


Karen Barbee

Downtime and Tom Petty



Downtime. Historically, I’ve hated it. I mean… just the word “down”! Down is bad, right? The concept of downtime always conjured images of people getting ahead of me. I think I was born a competitor. Competing for what? I have no idea. But there is always a two-week break after Karavan Studio’s annual “Give Belly … Continue reading Downtime and Tom Petty