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Donald Trump seems intent on making the world a worse place on an hourly basis. Keeping up with his latest hateful, misogynistic, racist, fourth grade level tweets is exhausting. There's also the real damage done by terrible policies, appointments of incompetents, and the general erosion of the social fabric of the United States, which is apparently being done at the behest of the President of Russia. So, that's depressing. Given those facts, the country deserves a gift during the holiday season while we all wait for Robert Mueller to indict the Great Pumpkin. Our recommendation is to treat yourselves to... Read more →


The story that follows may not be 100% "accurate." For reasons of both legal liability and creative freedom, a few of the details have been tweaked, but you get the point. This weekend's Head of the Charles Regatta is a moment of personal celebration. It's not that I care about rowing (although I took a class in it once and made the front page of the local paper my first time out on the water.) It's that this is the 20th anniversary of the day I got my tattoo. It's an event that will stay with me for a lifetime... Read more →


In case you didn't know, October is a big fan of Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine. It started with the great coffee adventure at the start of the month, and now it's time for Round 2. I've been waiting for the arrival of a new book for an upcoming Clutter review. I was out of town for a few days, but when I got back on Wednesday the 18th at around Noon, there was a note from UPS saying there was a package waiting for me at a local pickup point. I Googled the address to see where... Read more →


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 →