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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Did you enjoy the eclipse? I ended up making a cereal box viewer so BDH and Little Buddha could see what was going on. I felt bad that I could find them glasses, but they were excited to look in the box, so that worked out well. It was also nice to see so many people freaking out over something a) positive and b) science-based for a change. If I heard correctly, the next eclipse that's visible in New England will be seven years from now, so hopefully I'll find those two some... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! What a crazy week this is turning into. We only got a little rain in the morning yesterday, so I ended up having to water the garden in the evening after all. That's fine. It's a very relaxing activity, and it was also a welcome distraction from all of the craziness in the world. Plus, if you missed it, I passed Steven Tyler on my bike ride yesterday afternoon, so you just never know what the day will bring. Well, that's not entirely true. You know that the day will bring you a fresh pot of... Read more →


I don't think anxiety used to be such an issue for me. It's probably always been there to some extent, but the events of the last seven years have made it a larger challenge on a regular basis. I'm always trying to find the balance between taking as much control over my life as possible and still recognizing that there may be times where the world just has other plans, and there's nothing I can do about it. Some days, that's a bigger fight than usual. There's also a specific subset of anxiousness for me which has to do with... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Things are generally fine here. I'm a little annoyed with myself at the moment. Sorry for the vagueness, but I was debating over the last few weeks whether or not to do something. Now the window has passed, and I can't do it anyway. Like I said, I'm a little irritated that I didn't do it, but then I realized I probably would have given myself a hard time for doing it, so either way, I set myself up for self-criticism. BDH and Little Buddha say all of this grumbling doesn't seem like... Read more →


Mental Health Monologue: Depression

The next entry in an ongoing project... To those who battle depression, you are not alone. To those who haven't dealt with depression, maybe this will help you understand it a little better. This is the weight I can't lift. No one will notice. No one will care. I'm not in a bad mood, I'm not in any mood. I'm broken. It's not fair, why me? I don't deserve this. No one deserves this. I can feel the walls closing in. Some days I can even see them. Another day comes and goes. Another day that nothing changes. Nothing's ever... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? There isn't too much to report here at the moment. Oh, the scaffolding is up again at Clutter Headquarters. The person who told me this project would take three weeks must not know how to spell "months." Oh well, as BDH and Little Buddha keep reminding me, this is the last stage, so hopefully just a few more weeks, and then we're done. Our dynamic duo also inform me that we have coffee. There's a fresh pot ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back. How are you? Any big plans for this week? Nothing too crazy on this end for now. Hey, wait, today is July 31. I was thinking it was August 1. I suddenly just gained an entire day! That's nice. Hmm, what to do with this extra 24 hours? Well, let's start by going through the headlines. There's a fresh pot of coffee ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Monday Clutter (which to be clear, is not taking place on August 1.) The Boston Red Sox lost... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Everyone is fine here at the moment. BDH and Little Buddha are staring out the window, wondering if there will be any birds in the Clutter Tree today. I think we're all still adjusting a little bit to the "thinner" tree, but at least it's still here. Other than that, the big item on the schedule is that we're going to tonight's Red Sox game. There's a big bridge repair project happening in Boston for the next three weeks which sounds like it's going to make traffic... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Sorry we're a little late today. BDH and Little Buddha have been working hard on a project for your enjoyment, and so we've been focused on that so far today. However, it's time to take a little break and check in with the world for a minute. We've got coffee (of course), as well as seltzer water and regular water for you, so help yourself to whatever beverage you prefer, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter! The Boston Red Sox lost 4-0 to the Seattle Mariners last night. The Sox mustered just... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Moving a little slowly here at the moment. Had a hard time getting to sleep for some reason last night, and then I was woken up by a dog barking early this morning. I asked BDH if he could have a talk with that guy to see if maybe we could hold off on the barking until at least 6:00 in the morning. He said he'd see what he can do. In the meantime, we've got plenty of headlines to sort through, so grab yourself a nice... Read more →