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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? I'm just waiting for a weather report from BDH and Little Buddha...they should be back in a second...Yesterday was ridiculous. We spent most of the day inside watching the impeachment proceedings. I finally had to go out into the cold to grab some dinner. I just went to a place down the street for some take-out, but even that was unpleasant. Oh, hold on, they're back. We're looking at a high of 33 degrees, but at least the wind has died down. I guess that's better. Anyway, let's check out today's headlines. The... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! BDH and Little Buddha just told me that today's high is going to be 26 degrees, with a windchill making it feel like 14. Say what? It's a good thing I just skimmed the furnace and scheduled its annual maintenance appointment. I've got some more stuff on the to-do list, but it can all be done inside, so I'm thinking we might just set up shop here for the day. I'll make a decision about that later, but first, let's check out today's headlines. The guys say the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a nice... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Everyone seems to be doing pretty well here at the moment. I've got a number of phone calls to make today. That's not the most exciting to-do list, but given today's weather forecast, I'm happy to stay inside for a good part of the day. Freezing rain and...I can barely say it...snow? Yeah, really not feeling that, except there's one errand that I might not be able to avoid. Other than that, we're getting back into the swing of things after the long weekend. Speaking of which, BDH and Little Buddha just said... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
For as long as there is a Clearing out the Clutter, there will only be one thing we post on November 11th. Happy Birthday, Grandpa, I miss you. Originally published: November 11, 2010 November 11th is Veterans Day, and I'd like to recognize all of the past and current members of the military who have served our country. Thank you for all that you've done. November 11th also marks something much closer to home for me, it's my grandfather's birthday. One of the most fortunate aspects of my life is that I had such terrific grandparents, and that I was... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in. How are you? We're still trying to regroup from this week. BDH and Little Buddha think we should take it easy today and focus on starting over tomorrow. I'm inclined to agree with them. The New England Patriots have the week off, and there's nothing we really want to see at the movies, so the idea of laying low until Monday is appealing. Speaking of Monday, given that it's Veterans Day, we'll be running our annual post, and then we'll be back to hang out with you again on Tuesday. In the meantime,... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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We just turned the clocks back, and I don't know about you, but I'm already tired of it being dark at 4:30 in the afternoon. The fact that today's high temperature is 37 degrees doesn't help, either. I often gripe about companies looking too far ahead and being in a rush for the next big holiday while the current one still hasn't happened yet. (It should be illegal to have Christmas sales before Thanksgiving.) However, I'm going to make an exception here and tell you that I'm already looking past the oncoming winter to focus on spring, specifically, spring training.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back. How are you? Any big plans for the weekend? I think we're mostly just going to celebrate that this week is over. We're still bummed out about the Clutter Tree, and there have been a handful of other annoyances which have us grumbling. Everything went sideways as soon as we changed the clocks back, I tell you. BDH and Little Buddha just said the high for today will be 37 degrees. Yikes. At least the heat works. Well, enough griping, let's check out today's headlines. The guys made coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD,... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back. I'm sorry we couldn't catch up with you yesterday. Our crew has really been thrown for a loop by the removal of the Clutter Tree. Even though we've known it was coming for some time, BDH and Little Buddha are crushed that their bird-watching days are done for now. They used to love doing that for hours on end. I'll miss a lot of things about the tree, but the biggest thing might be that it was just such a steady source of daily comfort for 15 years. Everything else could be falling apart, and the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Clearing out the Clutter
It finally happened. I was driving back to Clutter Headquarters after being at the Northern Estate for a few days. I made the final turn which brings the building into view, and that's when I saw it: The Clutter Tree was gone. I was stunned, so it was good thing I was sitting in traffic and had a minute to process this news, because I was not a focused driver at that moment. I kept staring at the space where the tree should have been peeking around a corner to say hello, and there was nothing there. My heart broke... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Yesterday was a challenge, thanks to not getting enough sleep and still adjusting a bit to changing the clocks. However, it was still a productive day, so that felt good. BDH and Little Buddha made me go to bed early last night to make sure I'd be ready to go today, so I'm ready to tackle the to-do list after we're done here. That includes voting in our local election, so don't forget to do the same if there's one happening in your community today. National and state politics are important, but so... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! I know we said we probably wouldn't be able to meet up today. However, our appointment went well this morning, and BDH and Little Buddha were adamant about saying hello, so we've shuffled some things around, and here we are! How are you all doing with the time change? Between that and staying up late for the Patriots game last night, I feel like I have jet lag today. I've also already run out of patience with the 4:30 sunsets, so this could be a challenge. The guys tell me not to worry about it. They... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Did you remember to turn your clocks back an hour? We changed the bedroom clock last night to make sure we'd be here on time today, but we've got to switch the rest of them after we're done here. The smoke detectors also need to be checked, but it's too early in the morning to be listening to such a loud noise. I guess fall is really here, since it's about 29 degrees outside at the moment. Thankfully, the heat is working fine. It's also foggy outside. The guys think it looks like the opening scene... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! We hope you had a fun Halloween. I think we got just enough candy for BDH and Little Buddha to enjoy themselves but not get stomach aches. November is off to a windy start here. It began in the middle of the night, and the howling part seems to have died down a bit, but I guess things aren't really supposed to quiet down until tonight. The guys don't love that, but at least we didn't lose power. They would have been really upset if they couldn't hang out... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and happy Halloween to you all! It's supposed to be a rainy Halloween here, but that's actually fine for us. BDH and Little Buddha get shy at the idea of going outside, so we'll stick with our usual plan - There will be little stacks of candy spread throughout Clutter Headquarters, and then I'll be ready to hand them out as the guys go to each room. I just have to make sure they don't eat too much of it before they go to bed, because they can get wound up when they're on a sugar... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? BDH and Little Buddha already finished the books we checked out of the library this week, and there weren't any new releases that caught their eye, so any recommendations you may have would be great. Besides that, yesterday was pretty productive, which felt good. The big win was wrapping the windows that need it before the colder weather gets here this weekend. It's amazing how much they help, and it's only something like $10 for a box of nine sheets. I've got no doubt they will pay for themselves by the end of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Demi Moore began her career as a model. She then started her climb to fame as an actress in the early 1980's with a role on the soap opera General Hospital. She eventually came to be known as part of the "Brat Pack," a group of young actors and actresses who were the "it" kids at the time and appeared in a number of movies together, including St. Elmo's Fire. The group also included stars like Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, and Emilio Estevez (who was engaged to Moore at one point.) From there, the actress had... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We were somewhat productive here yesterday, so that was good. I got through about half of the to-do list. That included a trip to the library to get BDH and Little Buddha some new books, so they were happy. The only problem is that they're almost done with both of them, so it's off to the bookstore later today, and then we'll get to the rest of the list. The guys say not to rush, because they are excited to hang out with all of you first. They made a fresh pot of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. I was just talking to BDH and Little Buddha about how unproductive I was this weekend. I tried, but I just could not get on track, besides watching the Patriots game. They say I'm being too hard on myself, and that it's fine to have a quiet couple of days every now and again. I guess. Today's to-do list is pretty long, so I've got some running around to do before a repairman comes this afternoon to fix something here. This has been on the list for ages, and now... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi folks, Welcome back! How are you? The weekend got off to a bummer of a start here yesterday. I don't know if my bad mood caused the stomach ache or vice-versa, but most of the day was a wash. BDH and Little Buddha say we should put Saturday in the rearview mirror and focus on today. Works for me. It's raining at the moment, but on the other hand, the guys made coffee, so we're already off to a better start. Grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Sunday Clutter. (As always, if... Continue reading
Posted Oct 27, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Eddie Murphy is ready to close out 2019 in style. He'll be hosting Saturday Night Live in December, which will be the first time he's done that in 35 years. While we wait for that appearance, check out his new Netflix movie, Dolemite Is My Name, (out now.) Murphy plays Rudy Ray Moore, a frustrated singer and comedian who found fame as a legendary blaxploitation star (and also became known as the "godfather of rap") in the 1970's and 80's. You can debate whether or not this is a comeback role for Murphy, but there's no doubt he delivers one... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? What are you up to this weekend? I don't think we've got anything too exciting going on here besides the Patriots game on Sunday. Wait, I should check to see what movies came out today. We'll do that later. For now, BDH and Little Buddha just made coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Friday Clutter. (As always, if you'd like to support our coffee budget, please consider using the Clutter Amazon page for your shopping needs and encourage your friends to do the same!) Attorney General... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We're running a little behind today. The plan was to record "Chicago PD" last night and go to bed, but BDH and Little Buddha asked if we could stay up and watch it instead. I can't say no to those two, so we were up later than usual, and it was a bit difficult to get going this morning. However, we're here, you're here, and there's only one thing missing - coffee! Thankfully, the guys just made a fresh pot, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? BDH and Little Buddha were just watching the rain. The ground still hasn't frozen over yet, so it's good that the garden is getting another watering. I couldn't find any new book releases for them to read yesterday, so we took a trip to the library. The guys found a couple of things they wanted to check out, so they're happy about that. Of course, they've got their "One Chicago" programs tonight, so really, everything is clicking for them at the moment. To top it all off, they also made some coffee, which... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? We went to bed well past our bedtimes here last night, thanks to the Patriots - Jets game, but it was worth it. It's easier to stay up that late when the Patriots win the game. Still adjusting to the fact that we're now getting up about an hour before sunrise these days, but BDH and Little Buddha have the perfect solution for that - coffee! (They also just told me that we're running low, so I guess I know where I'm heading after we're done here.)... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter
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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I made some solid progress on the yard work yesterday. The only problem is that I overdid it as usual, and now I'm hobbling around a bit. Raking the leaves is also on today's to-do list, but that, and a few other errands, might have to wait until tomorrow if I can't stand up straight without wincing. We'll see. In the meantime, BDH and Little Buddha just said that the coffee is ready. Grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Monday Clutter. (As always, if you'd like to support... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2019 at Clearing out the Clutter