Tag Archives: clutter

Archie glad I cleaned house?

With no fanfare or warning, an important piece of Murray household history was quietly mothballed Sunday when two beloved Archie Digests were removed from the downstairs bathroom. The artefacts were displaced by Ross Murray, the household’s co-founder and resident curator, … Continue reading

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Hello, hot sauce, my old friend

It’s not like we haven’t cleaned the fridge in 20 years. We changed refrigerators at some point in there, so that mean’s it’s been sorted through at least once. No, I’m quite certain that our refrigerator has undergone frequent if … Continue reading

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Get along, little Doggie

My parents are preparing to move into an apartment after more than 50 years in their home. This means they are dealing with the three rules of real estate: location, location, what are we going to do with all this … Continue reading

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All cluttered up and no place to go

When our son came home for his break, he began to chuckle as he looked around the kitchen, as if it were all strange to him. And that was his point: everything was strange. “You ever look at the things … Continue reading

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Our house is a very, very, very odd house

I originally wrote this piece for CBC “Breakaway” four years ago. Abby and her tastes have changed since then but the house remains the same. When I was a kid, I didn’t spend a lot of time thinking about the … Continue reading

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