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  • Home Stretch
    on Aug 1, 2016 in cleaning moving packing purging
    We are definitely in the home stretch.What does that look like, you might ask?Well, since every move is different and requires various levels of divestment, organization, cleaning and the like, it is difficult for me to generalize. I can only report...
  • A Few Useful Moving Helpers
    on Jul 28, 2016 in cleaning donating junk moving
    **Please note that this entire moving experience has made me come to grips with my privilege in a most tangible way. Everything that I have written about, joked about, complained about, or simply observed comes from a place of extraordinary fortune a...
  • Moving Stress
    on Jul 25, 2016 in moving order packing stress
    According to healthcare people who know a lot more about this stuff than do I, the five most stressful situations in life are...(listed here in no particular order, because I would never presume that one is worse than another.)1. The death of a loved...
  • The Art of Garage SalesGarage sales are just not my thing.There I said it.I understand why some people enjoy the experience. It is the thrill of the hunt. It's like an urban  safari and the weapons of choice are loonies and toonies. A giant Pokemon Go discovery/scaven...
  • Am I Erasing Memories?How do we draw the line between straightforward downsizing and memory erasure?If moving into a smaller space were simply all about shedding the detritus that we no longer want, use, or realistically require, it would be really easy. I would simply ca...
  • First World Moving Rules
    on Jul 3, 2016 in moving packing purging rules
    Before I delve into the real core of this post, I cannot and will not pretend that the things that I am describing are anything other than first world problems. When I talk of moving and the inevitable "downsizing" that goes along with it, I am conti...
  • What Should I Do With All That Stuff?A quick hit from the depths of purging, purifying, and packing.I had a fascinating conversation with Younger Son last weekend. While he cleaned out the last remnants of his time here at the house in the North Jewish Ghetto, I asked him what he though...
  • Seattle and Home
    on Jun 18, 2016 in Pacific Northwest Seattle travel
    We will be traveling all day today, so I thought that I would use the time to post one final time from this exquisite jaunt. Since we have been up since 3:00am in order to catch an early morning flight out of Seattle and a connection out of San Franc...
  • Some Random ThoughtsWe have been at sea since yesterday, so I thought that I'd use the time to reflect on some scattered thoughts about this wondrous trip so far. These are presented in no particular order, and if they seem somewhat incoherent it is because I am heavily...
  • Today in Skagway
    on Jun 12, 2016 in Alaska Pacific Northwest Skagway travel
    If today was just another day from this magnificent vacation north, I might have written about our Jeep trip and off-roading adventure from Skagway, through White Pass, back over the Canadian border, and on up to Carcross Yukon following in the foots...
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