We were roaming through the Internet and stumbled across Chris Cornell's final music video, which was released on Tuesday. It's for a song called, "The Promise," and Cornell originally wrote this tune for the 2016 movie by the same name about the Armenian genocide. Chris Cornell delivers a moving final message. (pic via alternativenation.net.) There was an earlier video for this song that highlighted the movie. This version has a larger vision. Cornell wanted it released on June 20, which was this year's annual World Refugee Day." Observed by the UN Refugee Agency, the day is designed to, "commemorate the... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Question - is there a job with a lower expected accuracy rate than weathermen? For at least 24 hours, the forecasts indicated that yesterday would be non-stop rain from about Noon until sometime early this morning. There were repeated warnings on the radio about "the storm." I ran around in the morning trying to get all of my errands done before the downpours hit, and then the start time moved from Noon to 2:00...to 4:00...to 4:30....there was some rain for about 20 minutes...and then nothing again until somewhere around 8:00, I think...and that... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? I am dragging like a tired snail at the moment here. These Sunday night baseball games are brutal! I watched the Red Sox - Astros with Dad Clutter at his house last night, and by the time I got home and finally shut off my brain, it was some time after 2:00 in the morning. I'd probably still be asleep now, except that I didn't want to miss any of you! Oh well, keep the coffee coming. Speaking of coffee, there's a fresh pot ready, so help... Read more →


The Doctor and Bill have a debate about why Rome's Ninth Legion disappeared. (Nardole doesn't have an opinion.) They travel to 2nd century Scotland to find the answer and end up running into creatures who could eat the universe. It's probably the final standalone story of the Peter Capaldi era. Does it stand out? Let's see... (Warning: Spoilers ahead.) Observations: Ahhhhh, there are only three regular episodes left to the Peter Capaldi era! Someone needs to slow down time. "The Eaters of Light" was written by Rona Munro, who also wrote the final story of the "classic" Doctor Who era,... Read more →


I tried to keep the stories about the case involving Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy III at a distance over the last few weeks. Carter is the Massachusetts teenage girl who was charged with involuntary manslaughter for basically verbally berating Roy (a troubled teen who had made several suicide attempts in the past) into killing himself. The two teens had a mostly "virtual" relationship, and Carter, who sounds deeply troubled herself, was accused of causing Roy's eventual death with only her words. It's an awful case, and I just didn't have the energy to get into another suicide story at... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! Sounds like it's going to be a cooler Friday, which is fine with us. BDH, Little Buddha, and I are at our best when it's somewhere in the 70's or so, so we'll take this, and the Clutter Tree and garden would be good with some rain, so today's forecast is a win for everyone here. Of course, we've also got coffee, so really, what more could anyone ask for? There's a fresh pot ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out... Read more →


Comedians Nick Kroll (The League, The Nick Kroll Show) and John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live, Mulaney) have been performing the Oh, Hello show for ten years, and now they have a new special on Netflix so everyone can see what all the buzz is about. Oh, Hello on Broadway features two men, Gil Faizon (Kroll) and George St. Geegland (Mulaney), who are in their 70's and have been roommates in a rent-controlled apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for 40 years. Does this show live up to the hype? Let's see... Observations: It might easiest to picture Faizon... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back. How are you? We're a little bit down at HQ at the moment. As expected, they cut the Clutter Tree back on the other side this week. BDH, Little Buddha, and I just noticed that one of the branches that's gone now is the one we used to watch birds hang out on while we sat here with all of you. That's a bit of a bummer. On the other hand, I "think" they're done cutting now, so if that's that's correct, while the tree is smaller, it's still handsome, and it can still be seen... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Things are good here at the moment. I just noticed that five new flowers popped in the garden overnight, and that's always a great way to start the day! I also realized yesterday that I should probably move into my basement during the summer since it's about 20 degrees cooler down there. Who wants to help me turn the place into a man cave? Of course, BDH and Little Buddha will also need to have their stuff down there, but I'm sure we can work out the space issues. Speaking of our dynamic... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I think we're going to need to buy some more fans here. Yesterday got off to a productive start, and then it fizzled out as I melted into a big puddle...but then it rebounded in the afternoon once there was some shade in the garden. I'm guessing that's probably how today is going to work out as well. Speaking of the garden, the flowers are slowly starting to appear! I suspect we're a little late getting going because of the cold spring, but business is about to pick up. Now, the coffee is... Read more →