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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, make yourself comfortable. Yesterday got off to a slightly chaotic start around here. Boston was basically one large sheet of ice. I was walking slowly down the street, wondering if I could just slide on my backside all the way down the hill. I came to an intersection, waited for the walk signal (because there was no way I was going to run across the street), got to the middle of the crosswalk, and a car pulled out and drove right in front of me, just missing me by about a foot. Have... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, make yourself comfortable. Glad to see you all survived January in one piece. BDH and Little Buddha say the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter! According to our calendar, Boston Red Sox Truck Day is just five days away! The Red Sox beat Fernando Abad in their first arbitration case since 2002. The reliever will be paid $2 million next year instead of the $2.7 million he asked for. It's still a raise of $700,000 over his 2016 salary, and it... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Don't know about you, but we're glad January is almost over. Granted, it sounds like February might be bringing some colder temperatures and more snow, which is unfortunate, but we'll deal. Spring training starts two weeks from today, then it's March two weeks after that, and suddenly we're talking about more sunlight and some warmer temperatures. Next thing you know, that's right, it's garden time! So yeah, let's finish January and move on. That plan of action calls for coffee. We've got a fresh pot ready to go, so help yourself to a... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! What a week. BDH and Little Buddha say the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter. The only positive thing we can find out of Donald Trump pressuring the National Park Service to back up his made up claims about his inauguration crowd size is that the more time he spends obsessing about this, the less time he's got to mess up issues that actually matter. Other than that, we've got nothing. How petty. What a small small man.... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I understand we're going to get some snow today and tomorrow. As long as I don't have to drive in it, that's fine. I'd rather have the garden be covered up again if I still can't play in it for another two months or so. BDH and Little Buddha tell me that the coffee's ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter. Sorry, Red Sox fans: David Ortiz says he's not getting ready to play baseball this year. Yes, that still leaves wiggle room, so... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Hey, happy Friday the 13th to you all. Who here is superstitious about that? The staff here isn't overly concerned, but at the same time, we're happy not to have anything big planned for today. I think we'll call it a win if I make it through the day without re-injuring my thumb for any reason. Actually, one more thing would make it a win: coffee! BDH and Little Buddha have a fresh pot ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter. This is... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? It's business as usual on this end at the moment. The thumb still hurts, which is a bit of an issue. It hasn't really gotten much better, although it hasn't gotten worse yet either. We'll give it a few more days. However, don't you worry, the injury hasn't kept us from making some coffee! We've got a fresh pot ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter! Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner will be given the role... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Everything is fine on this end at the moment. The team tells me that the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter. Give them credit, the GOP doesn't leave any confusion about their priorities. The first thing the House GOP took care of this year was to gut the independent ethics office. Mind you, they haven't even begun this year's legislative session, that's how much of a rush they were in to gut this thing. This... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How's your week going so far? I have to say, Monday was solid on this end. I was productive, had fun (more on that in a second), treated myself to a small Christmas present that I really needed, and I just felt good for the day, which was great. It was such a nice day, I'm still focused on that, and not on the fact that it's currently -8 degrees outside right now. It's all about keeping perspective, my friends! Well, it's about that and coffee. It's always about coffee... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? We had a bit of a scare here yesterday. I went online early in the morning to look at a retirement account I left with a former employer, and when I logged on, the website said I had a balance of $0.00, with no explanation. It was 6:00 at the time, and their service line was closed until 8:00, so I spent two hours thinking I'd been hacked and had my money stolen. That was fun, as BDH and Little Buddha spent the entire time telling me... Read more →