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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! I understand we've got some more snow coming today. That's fine, as long as the roads are all clear by the time I need to leave for Dad Clutter's house for the Super Bowl on Sunday. I'm not into dealing with "challenging driving conditions," but as long as that doesn't happen, we're all good. BDH and Little Buddha tell me that the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's close out the week with a little Clutter. The Democratic Party is making a... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, make yourself comfortable. How are you? We successfully dug out the Clutter Car yesterday, which was a nice little workout. Actually, it wasn't that bad with BDH and Little Buddha helping me. The streets around here look like they're in fair condition today, though the sidewalks are a little hit-or-miss. Does anyone know how much snow we're supposed to get tomorrow? I hope it's not a lot, because I'm not sure where it would go right now. Anyway, my colleagues tell me that the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice... Read more →

 

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I was sitting in my pre-Clutter Headquarters a little over 10 years ago, typing the first draft of my master's thesis. I had all of my notes spread out around me and was typing like a madman for hours. No fool, I was also saving my work every 10 minutes or so. Everything was going fine, when somewhere around the five hour mark, my old computer basically blew up on me. I got some error message, and when I rebooted the computer, there was no trace of my paper, except for a paragraph on a fragmented file. I called a... Read more →

 

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Test, test, test...is this thing on? BDH, can they hear us? Little Buddha, try channel 30...test, test, test... Hello everyone! It looks like our emergency network is up and running. Excellent. How are you? Keeping warm? We've still got power at Clutter Headquarters, which is great. The Clutter Tree is still standing, which is fantastic, because that's always our main concern here for any storm, and the Clutter Car is probably wishing she was in the garage at the Northern Estate right now, but thankfully we didn't have to go anywhere today anyway. My colleagues tell me that the coffee... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, make yourself comfortable. Did you have a good weekend? It was a rough one on this end, with the one year anniversary of Mom Clutter's death yesterday. However, Dad Clutter came down for brunch, which was really nice. I've never needed anyone to explain to me how lucky I am to have the big guy, but I have to mention how great he's been in the past year. I'm also fortunate to have such nice friends. I guess there's something to be said for surviving the first trip around the sun since this... Read more →

 

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Classic Clutter: Mom Clutter

I can't believe Mom Clutter died a year ago today. You are loved and missed, Ma. Originally published: March 9, 2014 Clutter is a funny place. It's a pretty honest snapshot of the randomness bouncing around inside my head on a daily basis, but it's not a diary. There have been a number major events that have happened in my life since we all started hanging out together. Some have been discussed in detail, some have been alluded to, and some never got here. There's no real criteria to that process, except answering some general question of, "Do I want... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, make yourself comfortable. Do you mind taking your shoes off? Thanks, BDH and Little Buddha just cleaned Clutter Headquarters yesterday. What's with all of this snow? Is it still winter or something? I'm happy I don't have to drive anywhere today. The question now becomes whether or not I'll make it to the gym. Hmm, well, let's take care of business while I procrastinate on that decision for a little longer. Help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Saturday Clutter. It's time to move on from... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in. Happy Friday to you all. Any big plans for the weekend? There's a large gap on the schedule since there's no football to watch. BDH and Little Buddha are gently trying to nudge me into doing something that I really don't want to do. Namely, they want me to start putting my tax forms together. They're absolutely right that I should get moving on that, but I just don't want to do it. They'll win the argument eventually, they always do. Until then, we have got a lot to get through today, so... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, make yourself comfortable. How are you? BDH and Little Buddha are always so happy when you get here. Hold on, they're telling me that the coffee is ready. Okay, enough of the chit-chat. Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out a little Thursday Clutter. Sound like a plan? Here we go... Enough with "deflategate" already (though I'm concerned about one friend who appears to be having a legitimate meltdown over it), let's turn to a more important story: Actors Chris Evans and Chris Pratt have a high-stakes bet over... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, make yourself comfortable. How are you? Things are generally fine on this end at the moment. I nicked two fingers on a can lid last night, so it's a little awkward to be typing with multiple band-aids on, but we'll power through. We've mentioned in these pages before how 99% of my dreams don't work out in my favor. I was having a rare positive one last night when of course I woke myself up in the middle of it for no particular reason. Oh well, there's my one for the year. Anyway,... Read more →

 

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