Life, the Universe and Everything

At least we can consume for a cause

Ugh, it’s the holiday season. The time of year when somehow the only thing that expresses love is a shiny rock, or something that needs batteries, or something that you’ll regret buying within two days. Doesn’t have to be quite so all-consuming consumerist. The following companies let you indulge in bling and contribute to a…

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Tom Lehrer Don’t Panic and Where’s my Towel?

Thank every god of industry (Vulcan, anyone?), Tom Lehrer kept me sane. Sadly, it was “Be Prepared,” a rather nasty spoof of the Boy Scouts, which kept racing through my head, sending me into slightly hiccup-inducing giggles because I’m a terrible person who finds cynicism funny, as I again dealt with a leak under one of…

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Channeling Pollyanna

It has been a lousy day. I may have taken a client’s children’s favorite toys to donation by mistake – dear readers, cover your ears, the air is heavy with my wrath. The weather is giving me a headache. I haven’t had a chance to eat since early breakfast, and it’s now about 8PM. I’ve…

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Business Impact NW

Business Impact NW, according to its homepage “empowers a talented and diverse community of entrepreneurs, supporting the continuing growth of local small businesses through micro-enterprise. We are at once your sounding board, advisers, and cheering section, your funding source and your access to resources. Impact is a part of our name, and we are making…

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Happy Anniversary to Me October 13, 2011

I incorporated Casual Uncluttering LLC in the state of Washington on October 13, 2011. I’ve put in 288 hours of initial consultations with potential clients. I’ve logged 126 hours of continuing education. I’ve spent over 2,500 working hours on-site with clients, sometimes as little as two hours, one session, and my client is ready and…

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Never enough Lego. Maybe too much inspiration.

My son loves Lego. We go to BrickCon every year we can. BrickCon is exactly what it sounds like, a convention for Lego fans, ALL ages. We went today, October 7, 2018, and we enjoyed ourselves as always. Lots of inspiration. It’s got movies (AKA Brickfilms) – fandom short films and/or Lego advertising materials. Battling…

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Senior Centers, Community Cornerstones

I had breakfast this morning, Thursday 10/4/2018, at Seattle’s Greenwood Senior  Center, part of the complex of services provided by the Phinney Neighborhood Association (PNA). I’m fortunate, I was able to make a miniscule contribution to the Center to support the gathering, simultaneously a fundraiser and a celebration of the Center’s accomplishments and connections. I…

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The H Word

It’s bad for me to be bored in a library. I will unfailingly wander to the “For Sale” racks and I WILL find something. This time it was A Pint of Murder, written by Charlotte MacLeod under the pen name Alisa Craig and published in 1980. I vaguely remembered the name Charlotte MacLeod – turns…

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