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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How's your weekend going so far? I'm pretty much keeping up with raking the leaves so far, at least as much as I can right now. I don't want to rake the garden beds yet, because the ground still hasn't frozen over. Besides, it was the usual errands yesterday, and of course, there's the Patriots - Jets game this afternoon. However, before that happens, we've got headlines to look through. I'm being informed that the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter. As we mentioned,... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. We were just looking at how cloudy it is outside at the moment. I thought today's forecast called for a mostly sunny day. Hold on, let's take another look...yes, the sun is supposed to be out this afternoon. Okay, that's good. It's a little confusing around here when the Red Sox aren't playing, but one thing you can always count on is that we have coffee. The boys made you a fresh pot, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter. Information is... Read more →


Mikael Lindnord seems like one tough SOB. The man is an adventure racer, so he and his teammates take part in competitions that involve activities like running, cycling, and kayaking over hundreds of miles for days on end in challenging terrain (to say the least) with extremely limited amounts of sleep. At one point, Lindnord writes, "I've raced for seven days with most of my right heel missing. I've raced for six days with toes black from frostbite (and won the race.)" It's a whole different world than the one most of the rest of us occupy, but he clearly... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How's your week going so far? No complaints here. I still have that throat thing going on, but I'm hoping it's allergies. We're having some lovely weather here this week, which certainly helps take some of the sting out the fact that it's already mid-September. Maybe we'll get some late arrivals in the garden this month. BDH and LIttle Buddha just announced that the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter! The Boston Red Sox crushed the Oakland A's 11-1 last night. They were led... Read more →


We got an email from the folks at BBC.com announcing that we could download a short story from the upcoming book, Doctor Who: Tales of Terror. It's a collection of, "twelve chilling horror stories from across all of time and space," so there's one tale for each Doctor. (That is, until Jodie Whittaker gets here.) The downloadable chapter was called, "Blood Will Out," featuring the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble. There's no way we were going to pass up an adventure with # 10, so we printed it out. Before we go any further, we confess that we read the... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Any big plans for this week? BDH and Little Buddha have a big project coming up which they're very excited about, but we can't tell you what it is just yet. I will tell you that they're working hard to prepare for it, though. Other than that, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blooming, so what more could we ask for? Well, coffee, of course! There's a fresh pot ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Monday Clutter.... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We're just listening to the birds chirping at the moment while we wait for this afternoon's rain to arrive. At least, I hope it's going to arrive. We got some last night, but I don't think it was enough for the garden, so I'll have to do some watering later if this forecast is wrong. Other than that, things are pretty good. BDH and Little Buddha are working on a number of things that you'll see here in the next few weeks, so keep an eye out for those. In the meantime, we've... Read more →


Full disclosure: If you're a new reader, be aware that Clearing out the Clutter is unabashedly pro-David Ortiz. Of course it began with the 2004 season, and we were in his corner without exception from that point forward. We created "The Big Papi News Desk" as a sign of support during his struggles on the field in 2009, and "the News Desk" ran until Ortiz's retirement in 2016. As the fates would have it, we were at Fenway Park for his final game, and it was an honor to be able to say goodbye and thank you. Now that we've... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back. How are you? Moving a little slowly here at the moment. I woke up in the middle of the night with a serious headache that still hasn't left yet, which is a bit of a drag. However, with BDH and Little Buddha in my corner, we push forward. How about that storm yesterday, huh? Did you get a lot of snow? I think we got about five inches here. The roads seem to be clear now, but rather than going to the gym, I think today's workout will be trying to clear the snow from around... Read more →


My Birthday List

As some of you may know, BDH and I have a birthday coming up on February 14. (Yes, we're clearly the greatest Valentine's Day gifts ever.) BDH will be turning five years old (man, does time fly by.) I asked him what he wanted for a present, and he said that just hanging out with Little Buddha and me is all he needs. No wonder this dog brings happiness wherever he goes! I also don't really ask for much in the way of gifts. In fact, I'm also good with hanging out with those two. I mean, I'd be fine... Read more →