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Special blogs by our very own Cub Reporter K’s year long journey to unload his collectibles as Keith looks to surround himself with less stuff

900 Things Week 52: End of the Line

It’s the last day of the project and I figured I should do a final wrap up, warts and all. Because I stumbled a couple of times during the project, it made it a bit of a tough road near the end. Having given into temptation once, I found it difficult to avoid abandoning the […]

900 Things: Under the Wire September 8, 2013

Due to popular demand from both of the readers of this blog, I am back for a couple of entries before the end of the project. Why did I drop the ball on the blog? The frustration of the project more than anything. After the initial purge, it became harder to get rid of anything […]

900 Things: Halfway, but with an Expo hangover

 *Note: this is the lost entry of 900 Things that was written but not posted in May. I have not re-read it before posting so I honestly don’t remember why I didn’t put it up then. May 11, 2013 I got a significant amount of teasing for the Calgary Expo purchasing spree I went on. […]

900 Things week 16: Four Fifty

Having rededicated myself to the 900 Things project, I spent a whole day cleaning the Booster Cave last weekend ahead of trips to Cash Convertors, a used bookstore and the Royal Canadian Legion. Anything not sold at the first two became donation at the third. I took everything down in my home office and redid […]

900 Things week 14: Reward for 25% Completion

 What is more fascinating about clearing over 300 items out is that the rest looks better and more thoughtful. Thinking a new cull happens by next weekend. There is still work to be done. It told wifey where I was at in the process and she glanced around the Booster Cave and said “where was […]

900 Things Week 12: Promises to Keep

… and then there was that week that I didn’t write anything. Preparation for the new job got the better of me last week. My hat is off to anyone who can keep up a blog on a week-to-week or more level. My old boss found the gift that I had hoped for but had […]

900 Things Week 10: Life is Bits of Time

Cleaned out my office today. Amazing what accumulates in five years. Five years in that office, nine at that place of work. Most of the books are work reference and, since I’m staying in Marketing and Communications, most of them will go to my new office next week. The mementos though… It’s funny, I had […]

900 Things Week 9: 2012, A Year in Stuff

One day later than usual, not due to business or mishap. I’ve been on vacation for over two weeks and honestly forgot what day it was. Anyway, New Year’s Eve is just as good a time as any to check in. Boxing Week (what Canada calls its post-Christmas clearance sales) was a tough week for […]

900 Things week 8: Look with your eyes, not your hands

I don’t know why we stay attached to images in the internet age. Pictures, single static pictures are perhaps the easiest thing to find on the internet. And yet we accumulate them in ways we don’t even think about it.The non-sports, non-game trading card market is based on the strange idea that we want small […]

900 Things week 6: Christmas Cheer… no matter what

I love Christmas. I love the lights and the decorating and the gifts and I even love shopping. Wifey and I decorate our place inside but not out. This year looks like a big LED tree downstairs and a small pre-lit upstairs. I shun natural trees. Fire hazards that were doing a lovely job producing […]

900 Things week 5: Coins and other change

What does a Canadian do with unusual American currency? I’ve posed a lot of odd questions to myself as I dig through the nooks and crannies of my accumulation, but this one is a stumper. I have 5 JFK half dollars, a Susan B Anthony dollar and a few other random bits that are certainly […]