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About thehutch

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Attending Social Media Residency today

Learning more about blogging

I’m attending a sort of class on the use of social media, called the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media Residency #MCCSM.  (See pics.) My blogs TheHutch and Monitor Duty have been quite neglected.  Now I’m learning about how to … Continue reading

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Paint Sets, Cake Decorating and Forced Female Circumcision

Because Hobby Lobby is apparently like Iran now

Lots of hot-headed foofaraw about the Hobby Lobby case on my Facebook wall, all about how there’s a need to separate religion from business, etc., because it’s dictating what employees can do with their bodies. And this is exactly why … Continue reading

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I Am Out Of The Hospital

Let’s back up a bit.  I haven’t updated the blog in a while, so you don’t know all that’s going on. (I’m so neglectful, you may not even know that we got a new poodle named Murphy last September.  Maybe … Continue reading

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Forget Team Edward and Team Jacob

Let's see the teenage girls divvy up sides now!

So in the Time Machine, the time traveler finds that humanity has diverged into two species. One kind is made up of witless incompetents who have everything provided for them and never question it. All they do is have sex, … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Chewbacca “Chewie” Hutchison, 2009-2013

Chewie’s final weekend convinced me that we were doing the right thing.  It was a weekend where he slept when he wasn’t painfully coughing, and his only bright moments were when he got to eat snacks or chow down on … Continue reading

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Chewie’s Farewell Tour

Chewie was doing so well that we didn’t pick up on the return of his cancer for a while. On July 3rd, I took Chewie out to the car.  He planted his feet as we approached the car.  That was … Continue reading

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Dealing with doggy renal cancer

Two months later, here is where things stand with Chewie. He is, to use my wife’s phrase after his checkup last week, “healthy as a horse.”  He has boundless energy, and he’s all atwitter that the long winter has finally … Continue reading

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An Invidious Comparison

Last month, there arose a story that spread around the Internet like wildfire. Wait…wildfires don’t actually traverse DSL wires.  Rats.  Nor do hotcakes. Okay, I don’t have a good metaphor, but regardless…”The Bible” mini-series was a tremendous hit for the … Continue reading

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Chewie one week later

I  wanted to let you know that Chewie is finally getting some energy back.  He’s had a rough week of recovery, but we’ve had a lot of encouraging signs recently.  After so many days of hard sleeping, weakness and wooziness, … Continue reading

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One week

It was last Sunday that Chewie threw up his food after finally eating a little, and I told Melinda that I thought he was sick.  The next day she took him to the vet and began the little adventure I’ve … Continue reading

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