She's not all that.

The other day I was on one of those hugely populated Zoom calls, saying hello to people I hadn't seen in a while before the meeting got going.

Lots of private messages. And there was that lovely woman whom I consider a friend, and I sent her a "so...

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Damn the thieves!

A couple of weeks ago some Terrible Human started taking money out of my bank account, disguised as Facebook. I wish I could blame it on the real Facebook, what with their disregard for human decency and crappy business practices, but alas I think...

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The Real Truth About Resiliency

We've had a friend living with us this summer. He's young and adventurous; he came to us after a long stint on a boat in Alaska. A month ago he was preparing for a several-month road trip. Just had to get a few things fixed on the 2003 Mazda that...

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Smoked out.

Greetings from the city with the worst air quality in the world!

If you're not in Oergon or California, know that this choking smoke has officially closed the outdoors. I'm asthmatic, so I'm holed up in my bedroom, with the air filter running . My...

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50 pounds of mud.

There's this great moment from the 1978 Country Music Awards:

Dolly Parton has just won Entertainer of the Year. As she rises from her seat, her dress splits right down the front, and she walks onstage holding a fur coat over her midriff.
In typical...

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Spark this!

I was on the Netflix scroll last night and ALMOST stopped to watch Marie Kondo's show. I've read her book but never seen her in action.

I skipped it. I've always had a problem with the "spark joy" concept. As in, you should only hold onto things...

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And then he changed his number.

Once upon a time I had this super handy boyfriend. And a super messy garage.

The BF was an architect who didn't like sitting at a desk, so he designed and built stuff. This is how I came to have an exceptionally beautiful chicken coop which is now...

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Shh! I'm hiding.

I am being very quiet so I don't disturb my kid, who is taking her clean clothing out of the hamper AND HANGING IT UP.

You know this girl - she's gorgeous and hilarious and a track superstar and very, very, very messy. Her general stance on...

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Clutter Archetypes

Do you ever walk into your house, look around at the mess, and then turn around and walk back out? Well, okay, I don’t either, but I’ve felt the temptation. I am a homebody. I LOVE being home. But it stresses me out when it’s...

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And then I gave up. Again.

I have a mud room. Which is actually a hallway with hooks and cubbies. But instead of rain jackets and Bogs it holds overflow pantry staples, so there is no earthly reason to use it as a dumping ground for the Goodwill pile, old VW floor mats and...

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I'm not a hoarder. I swear.

I've been rearranging my pantry. To be clear, my "pantry" is a bunch of cubbies in the back hallway that have been converted to food storage since the pandemic hit.

I have never been a stockpiler. I had a brief affair with Costco, where I'd...

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You are the best.

Just a quick note to tell you that I am thinking about you. I am proud of you. I believe in you. And I think you probably need to give yourself a lot more credit for all the things you are doing well.

This whole lockdown thing has brought out a lot...

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