Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! Any big plans for the weekend? BDH and Little Buddha say they're going to spend the entire time watching the buds on the Clutter Tree continue to grow, and they couldn't be happier about it. However, we've got headlines to sort through first. The guys made the coffee extra strong today (one of us was out late last night), so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter! Donald Trump is replacing H.R. McMaster with John Bolton as his new national security adviser, making... Read more →

In a world that seems determined to become more messed up by the day, with no end in sight, the nation looks for the one man who can restore order. Until that guy comes, we've got Deadpool. He's baaaack. (pic via jetmag.com) The foul-mouthed Marvel superhero returns in Deadpool 2, which will be out on May 18. If by some chance you never saw the original, you've got a few weeks to correct that heinous error before you see this movie. It was a perfect combination of humor, action, and drama, and pretty boy Ryan Reynolds was outstanding as the... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. Don't know about you, but we're not at all mad that the big nor'easter turned out to be a dusting and some rain. According to the 10-day forecast, high temperatures are moving consistently to the 40's (at least), so let's say goodbye to the snow, and hello to the actual start of spring. The Clutter Tree's buds are starting to grow, so clearly he's also ready to move on from the winter. We'll give the ground some time to thaw out, let some April showers do their thing, and then... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Can we just get this stupid storm over with? The plants are clearly ready for gardening season to start soon, so bring on whatever's coming (and leave the Clutter Tree alone.) We'll shovel out one more time, then that snow will start to melt, and the next precipitation will end up being mostly rain. The snow vanishes, the ground thaws, and then it's time to play!!! Hold on, BDH and Little Buddha are telling me we have plenty to do before the fun starts, so I should focus on that right now. I'm so lucky to... Read more →

Bob Tewksbury was a substitute teacher for a day at my elementary school in a small New Hampshire town in the winter of 1982-1983. The school was abuzz with the news that the sub teaching 6th grade was a minor league baseball pitcher for the New York Yankees. Yes, we were excited, even though he played for the dreaded Yankees. Our teachers, aware of our distraction, told us we had to focus for the rest of the day, and then we could ask Tewksbury for autographs after school ended. There was a long line of students standing outside the classroom,... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back, and happy first day of spring! I know, there's another &^&*^^ nor'easter coming tomorrow, but I don't care (as long as the Clutter Tree is okay.) Temperatures are supposed to start rising after that one is done, so any further snow shouldn't stick around for long. All I know is that the calendar says winter is done, and that means one thing - gardening season is right around the corner! Actually, I know one other thing, which is that we have coffee. BDH and Little Buddha made a fresh pot, so help yourself to a nice... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! I'm sorry it's been so long. I know I said we'd be in touch from Fort Myers, but plans changed, and I decided it would be a better call to step away for a few days, recharge, and come back ready to hit the ground running. Dad Clutter and I had a great time in Florida. We had terrific weather, the Red Sox went 3-0 in the games we saw, and a good time was had by all. Now let's get back to work. BDH and Little Buddha did a wonderful job of watching over the... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are we all doing? Hopefully you made it through yesterday's storm in one piece. The Clutter Tree is still standing, so our crew is happy. BDH and Little Buddha want to know if we should talk about the possibility of another storm next week or just leave it alone for now. Raise your hands if you want to leave it alone for now. Looks like it's unanimous. In more immediate news, the guys say the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Here we go again. The snow is falling, BDH and Little Buddha are keeping an eye on the Clutter Tree, and I've got a feeling of deja vu. As long as the tree makes it through the day, we can deal with everything else, and with these two cheering him on, he's in good hands. Don't worry, the guys still made you some coffee. There's a fresh pot ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter. The GOP is all in on saving Donald Trump, no... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Changing the clocks yesterday threw me off a little more than I expected. It felt a bit like jet lag all day. However, it was great not to have to turn on the lights until 7:00. Got a solid night's sleep, and now we should be good to go today...so we can deal with tomorrow's forecast for another nor'easter. Hold on...BDH and Little Buddha say to ignore that for now and focus on the headlines and coffee. Got it. The guys made you a fresh pot, so help yourself to a nice medium... Read more →