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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? I learned something important yesterday: It's much easier to water your garden when you're not dodging falling tree limbs. Who knew? The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the coffee is ready. Grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter. The United States is leaving the UN Human Rights Council. The Trump administration says it has something to do with political corruption, and the body being "anti-Israel." It certainly can't be the fact that the U.S. is committing human rights... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We had an adventure while watering the garden last night. I knew thunderstorms were in the forecast, but the plants were very dry, and I couldn't take the chance that the rain wouldn't come. I got about halfway through, when it started getting dark quickly. "I'll just keep going until the rain actually starts," I thought. Next thing I know, the wind is howling, and small branches from nearby trees are littering the yard and driveway. I looked up and watched a huge limb come crashing off one of the trees, landing just... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? We were just looking outside and wondering if it's going to rain or just stay cloudy all day. The guys think the birds are chirping about it just being cloudy. Looks like I'll be watering the garden later. That is, after we make it through the heat. Highs in the 90's with humidity? Yikes. Oh well, we'll deal with that when it gets here. For now, let's see what's going on in the world. BDH and Little Buddha just brought in the coffee, so help yourself to... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? The birds are chirping up a storm. They've been at it since sometime around 4:30 this morning. I would have been annoyed, but BDH and Little Buddha think they're talking about the new flowers we have in the garden, so I guess I can't be too cranky about that. Before we go any further, we want to wish all of the dads out there (especially Dad Clutter) a very happy Father's Day! For those who find the day challenging for whatever reason, we're thinking of you, and we hope you do something good... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. BDH and Little Buddha were just looking around to see if there are any birds in the neighborhood this morning, but it's pretty quiet right now. Looks like we're going to get some rain soon, which would be good for the Clutter Tree. The coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Friday Clutter. The Department of Justice Inspector General's report about the Hillary Clinton email investigation was released yesterday. James Comey takes some hits for being way too overzealous about the... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? I went to sleep too late last night and woke up too early this morning, so we're moving a little slowly around here at the moment. BDH and Little Buddha promised to make today's coffee extra strong, and if that doesn't work, they say we can schedule a nap time later this afternoon. Also, as you may have noticed, there's a period of about 10 minutes in the morning where the sun bounces off a window across the way and lights up this room, so that's adding... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How's your week going? No real complaints on this end. We were supposed to be getting some rain this afternoon, but now it looks like the forecast just calls for some clouds. Hmm. The garden could always use another good soaking, but I'll do it myself in a few days if the rain holds off. Anyway, let's check out today's headlines. The guys made some coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Wednesday Clutter. As far as we can tell, Donald Trump got nothing out of the... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. Looks like it's going to be another beautiful day. The birds are chirping up a storm this morning. BDH and Little Buddha say they're talking about what a good job I did watering the garden yesterday. I'm not sure the two of them are translating that correctly, but they insist that's what all of the noise is about. They're the ones studying the bird calls, so I guess I have to defer to them. Anyway, we've got plenty of headlines to sort through, so let's see what's going on in... Read more →


The recent deaths of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain can raise all sorts of issues for people who are battling depression and/or have some type of personal experience with the subject of suicide. It's jarring, and to some extent, there's some temporary sense of comfort when these tragedies make the news. Suddenly, people around us are talking about the thing we struggle with, and there are all of these statements of support. People mean well, and it's not that they don't care. It's not that at all. However, that collective messaging fades into the distance pretty quickly as the 24-hour... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? How was your weekend? I was just out taking a quick look at the garden while the guys were making coffee. We've got a few new flowers adding some more color to the place, and a number of plants look like they're getting ready to bloom soon, so that's a nice start to the week. I clearly also need to water them, so I'll get to that later today. Before that happens, let's see what's going on in the world, as we start a new week. BDH and Little Buddha just said the... Read more →