Remeber that science experiment you did in elementary where you had to insulate an egg somehow so that it could withstand being dropped from the roof of the science building? Well, what they don’t tell you is that it’s actually preparing you for that time in your life when you have to package something valuable and send it through the US Postal Service. I must have done really bad in that experiement because I shipped off a painting and was so impressed with how perfectly the box was sized to the painting, that I didn’t think about US Postal workers using it as a football during lunch hour flag football practice. (wow, that was a long run on sentance!) One of the corners of my encaustic painting got chipped and I feel really bad about it.