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Colin Moore
Boston, MA
I'm the only child of two liberal mental health professionals from NH.
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We're all doing fine at the moment. BDH and Little Buddha just finished reading their most recent book, so I need something to keep them occupied until our next trip to the bookstore. Maybe there will be time to hop over to the library today. That's a thought. The guys say the weather forecast calls for highs in the low 80's, so it should be a nice day ahead. Let's kick things off by checking out the headlines. There's a fresh pot of coffee on the counter, so help yourself to a nice... Continue reading
Posted 13 hours ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Yesterday was some adventure, thanks to Tropical Storm Isaias. I got BDH and Little Buddha some snacks and something to read after we were done here, and then we settled in and waited for the storm to arrive. It was starting to seem like nothing was going to happen, but the rain came around 6:00, and then the wind picked up for the rest of the evening, which made getting to sleep a little difficult. Luckily, we didn't lose power, but we did lose two tree branches, which is disappointing. One of the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Sorry it's so stuffy in here. The fan should get some air flow going. How's your weekend been so far? Apart from the mugginess, things are fine on this end at the moment. BDH and Little Buddha just finished their latest Elmore Leonard book, so I'm once again looking for something else for them to read. Any suggestions? I'm not sure what's on today's schedule, apart from the Red Sox - Yankees game tonight, but I guess we'll figure that out later. For now, let's take a peek at the news. The guys... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Happy August 1! How are you? Any big plans for the weekend? I was planning on taking a COVID-19 test this afternoon. (I feel fine, but there's been a testing site in the neighborhood all week, and I figured it couldn't hurt to know my status.) However, I ended up taking it yesterday instead to get it over with, and let me tell you friends, that's an experience. I'm pretty sure they poked my brain, and that's probably what caused my random dreams last night. Since that's crossed off the to-do list, today will probably be... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Yesterday was a nice rebound from Wednesday here. I fixed most of the things that went wrong 24 hours earlier, and I also found another Elmore Leonard book for BDH and Little Buddha, so that was good. Speaking of our dynamic duo, I was just talking to them about how screwy my sense of time is now. I can't believe it's already July 31, because the last few weeks have generally gone by quickly, but on the other hand, the 4th seems like it was three months ago. Does that make any sense?... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Yesterday was an odd day around here. The morning was generally fine, but a it all went south in the afternoon. A couple of things broke, and I made a mess out of some other stuff. Hopefully none of it will be a big deal to fix, but it left me a little baffled at what happened by the time I went to bed. The fun part was that I watered the garden, which is always a nice way to relax. Turns out, it rained overnight, and BDH and Little Buddha say we... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Unfortunately, I struck out at the bookstore yesterday. There just wasn't anything that seemed like a good fit for BDH and Little Buddha, so I'm going to comb through our shelves and see if I can find anything they might like. The good news is that the free local weekly comes out later this morning, and that means the guys will have a new rock and roll crossword puzzle to focus on for a few hours today. It also sounds like the weather should be a little more tolerable, which is nice, especially... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How's your week going so far? Yesterday's heat was brutal, and it led to a poor night's sleep, so at least one of us might need to take a nap at some point later today. Of course, I have to stop at the bookstore first to see if there are any new releases that BDH and Little Buddha might enjoy this week. Fingers crossed. The guys say there's a chance of rain today, but if it doesn't happen, I need to water the garden either today or tomorrow. Anyway, let's check out today's headlines. The guys... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Something has come up, which means we probably won't be here tomorrow, so BDH and Little Buddha wanted to make sure they could say hello today. How's your weekend going? It's supposed to be a scorching 48 hours ahead, so we hope you're all somewhere cool and staying hydrated. That translates here to having the shades down, fan on, and drinking a gallon of water while we watch this afternoon's Red Sox game. Sounds like a plan. First, let's take a peek at the headlines. The guys made coffee, so grab yourself a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Our crew is doing fine at the moment. Even though they don't think the baseball season will last all 60 games, BDH and Little Buddha are happy to have the Red Sox back on TV, so we're going to watch them play the Baltimore Orioles this afternoon. We could use a break from all of the House reruns, and even with the empty stands and fake crowd noise, watching baseball on TV provides a glimpse of what used to be considered "normalcy" around here, which is nice. Plus, it also buys me more... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! This week went by disturbingly quickly. Any big plans for the weekend? I think we're done with the rain for a couple of days. BDH and Little Buddha just finished reading their latest book, so I need to find another activity for them. Oh, the Red Sox are playing tonight. The guys love baseball, so that will be fun. In any case, these two are so happy you're here, they just made you a fresh pot of coffee. Grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I thought yesterday's forecast for rain was going to be yet another tease after we only got a few sprinkles in the morning. However, it came down for real later in the evening, which made the garden happy to no end. BDH and Little Buddha say there's supposed to be more this afternoon. We'll take it if it comes. The guys will continue reading their book while I take care of a few things around here. In the meantime, let's take a peek at today's headlines. There's a fresh pot of coffee on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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(We are proud to present out first-ever guest post, authored by longtime Clearing out the Clutter friend Marlon Verasamy.) I remember when I first saw the video of George Floyd being murdered, I remember feeling enraged and sad. I also remember feeling something, or rather not feeling something...I remember feeling an emptiness inside. Now, I’m not saying like an empty, serial killer Dexter, type of emptiness. No, I felt an emptiness that I felt when I saw Ahmaud Arbery die, Eric Gardner die, Philando Castile die, Tamir Rice die, John Crawford III die and countless others. That emptiness, that came... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? BDH and Little Buddha are checking the weather forecast to see if we think it's really going to rain today. It's dark outside, and the garden could use another good soaking. I don't want this to be another day that teases a chance of showers all day, and we get nothing. Hold on...the guys say there's a 35% - 85% chance this morning, and then a 40% - 85% chance this evening. Hmm, well, fingers crossed. I found them a new book to read yesterday, so they'll be set if the rain actually... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I'm pleased to say it appears we've fixed our technical problems, so how about a warm round of applause for our fantastic IT team! (i.e. BDH and Little Buddha) They had a false start, but they were determined to get our system back in top condition so we could all hang out together again today, and it looks like everything is running smoothly. Don't know where we'd be without those two. Hopefully we'll find them something good in the new releases section at the bookstore as a reward today. Plus, in case you... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I know this isn't our normal schedule, but our IT staff (i.e. BDH and Little Buddha) aren't sure if we will be here on Monday while they try to fix our technical problems, so they at lest be able to say hello today. (They get cranky if they go too long without seeing you.) The guys also want to make sure you know that today's high's are supposed to be in the mid-90's, so do whatever you have to in order to stay cool and comfortable. We've already lowered the shades, and I'm... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We're still dealing with technical issues, but everything is working for the moment. BDH and Little Buddha are prepared to grab a seat on the sofa, listen to the birds, and re-read their copies of the Dreaming trilogy for the day. They mentioned that today is supposed to be in the 90's, so I have to remember to put the shades down this afternoon. You wouldn't think that would require a reminder. However, this is our first summer without the Clutter Tree outside covering almost every window, and I still need the prod.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! I'm sorry we're late. We're having some technical difficulties that are causing some issues. Our crack IT team (BDH and Little Buddha) are hard at work on the matter. They hope to have everything resolved by the end of the weekend, but there's a chance we'll need to make a service call, so our programming schedule might be a little spotty next week. We'll be sure to keep you updated on our Facebook page with any new developments. The guys also made another pot of coffee, in case any of you are dragging. (Have I mentioned... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Doing what you need to in order to keep yourselves and your loved ones safe? I think today will be pretty quiet on this end. BDH and Little Buddha already finished the final volume of The Dreaming trilogy. They loved it so much, they want to start over from the beginning, so that should take a few days. However, they want to hang out with all of you first. There's a fresh pot of coffee on the counter, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? It looks pretty grey outside, but BDH and Little Buddha say it's not supposed to rain. Did you have the crazy thunderstorm we had here yesterday morning? It looked and sounded like it was right on top of us. Fortunately, it eventually passed, and I was able to get to the bookstore to pick up a copy of Mary Trump's book and the latest collection in Neil Gaiman's Dreaming series for the guys to enjoy. They already finished the former, and I'm trying to convince them to slow down on the latter. Those... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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The United States has suffered immensely from Donald Trump's psychological issues for the past three years. The man lies as easily as he breathes, he lives in a fantasy world where he is in any way an exceptional individual, he takes responsibility for none of his failures, and he seems driven by an immense innate cruelty that few others can match. He also has the emotional stability of a three-year-old child. When faced with criticism, his reflexive response is to lash out in a tantrum on Twitter. None of this is breaking news. However, there is a question that needs... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? BDH and Little Buddha are excited because it's new release day at the local bookstore, so they're hoping yours truly will make a field trip for them in a little while. (Spoiler: I'll do it.) I might get a little wet because it sounds like it's supposed to rain for most of the day. That would be great for the garden, but we'll see if it actually happens. For now, let's check out today's headlines. The guys made a fresh pot of coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I'm a little cranky at the moment. A vendor sent me a bill, and long story short, I don't believe I owe them the money. It's the second bill, and I left them a message after I got the first one, explaining the issue. They never got back to me, so I sent them a check for the right amount and believed that was the end of that, but apparently not. I don't know if there's any way to prove I'm right, and I can't get over they didn't have the professionalism to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Yesterday was a productive day at Clutter Headquarters. I cleared several long-standing items off the to-do list, and BDH and Little Buddha finished reading their latest book. I think they'll be interested in a couple of new releases next week, and if I'm wrong, we've learned they love Elmore Leonard, so that's always an option. Now I have to find something for them to do between today and Tuesday. Let's start by checking out the headlines. The guys made coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2020 at Clearing out the Clutter