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Items 501-600

Items 501-600

Items 501-600, or our geological legacy. A death of a thousand cuts, or 500 million plastic straws. A day. In the USA. Searching for intelligent life, they’ll find a strange stratum: architects of our own extinction, no meteor in sight. It really pains me to declutter...
Decluttering Question 2

Decluttering Question 2

hair ties, they multiply so many, so varied, so fun! except, of course, by the end of her braid I find, suddenly, I have none. If you’ve ever been responsible for styling a squirming four year old’s hair you will understand the precarious position of...
Items 401-500

Items 401-500

Items 401-500, or gratitude for Allister, a good and faithful dog. Marie Kondo would say thank you to the hangers for holding the clothes faithfully, and then let them go. My mother’s dog had a passion for hangers. Chewed bits followed him everywhere, a trail of...
Items 301-400

Items 301-400

Items 301-400 or who needs a commemorative plate for a baby? …but seriously, who needs a commemorative plate for a baby? those memories lock muscle deep, torn sinew deep, in the tear ducts and the milk ducts When was she born? at the strike of bone deep...
Why I decluttered…My Car!

Why I decluttered…My Car!

45 minutes a day each way to trade my minutes and hours for pay dollars to send money to spend and live the American way My husband and I used to drive 45 minutes each way to work every day. He’s an engineer and a whiz with spreadsheets. We sat down one day and...