Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. We had a little scare this morning when our Internet connection suddenly disappeared. Thankfully, our crack IT squad was on the case, and order was restored with minimal disruption. That leaves us more time to grumble about the upcoming snow. We know, it comes with living in New England, but we're not big fans of driving in it, which means having to put more thought into our travel schedule over the next 4 1/2 months. Grumble. Oh well, we'll figure it out. In the meantime, the guys made coffee, so... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Everyone is fine on this end. I've got a number of errands to do today, and BDH and Little Buddha are almost done reading their latest book, but another one is supposed to be coming in the mail anytime now, so that will be good. We're all trying to ignore the increasing presence of snow in the extended forecast, but that's a discussion for another time. For now, the guys made coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter. First lady Melania Trump is apparently... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. BDH, Little Buddha, and I were all up at 4:45 this morning. Not sure what that was all about. Rainy days like this usually make us sleepy, so we'll try to be as productive as possible before getting ready for bed at 5:00 tonight. In any case, the guys made some coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter. A Florida judge said there's no evidence of fraud in last week's election and he urged everyone to turn down the rhetoric casting... Read more →

The second half of Series 11 starts with Team TARDIS traveling back in time so Yaz can learn more about the secret that her Nan is keeping. It's a setup that's begging for trouble, but instead of "Back to the Future" hi-jinks, "Demons of the Punjab" delivers #13's most powerful story so far. Let's discuss... Warning: Spoilers ahead Observations: Vinay Patel gets a solo writing credit, and we're curious to see how that impacts this story. Chris Chibnall's writing has been fair so far, but we're more interested in other writers' perspectives on the 13th Doctor and friends. It's fitting... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Monday to you all! Any big plans for the week? Nothing major on this end, except it may finally be cold enough to rake the leaves out of the garden beds, which would just about be the end of the yard work for this year. Other than that, it's business as usual around here. In the meantime, the guys made some coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter. The news out of California continues to be awful, as now 31 people are dead, 200 are... Read more →

Classic Clutter: Happy Birthday, Grandpa

For as long as there is a Clearing out the Clutter, there will only be one thing we post on November 11th. Happy Birthday, Grandpa, I miss you. Originally published: November 11, 2010 November 11th is Veterans Day, and I'd like to recognize all of the past and current members of the military who have served our country. Thank you for all that you've done. November 11th also marks something much closer to home for me, it's my grandfather's birthday. One of the most fortunate aspects of my life is that I had such terrific grandparents, and that I was... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Yes, we're doing another Saturday edition. BDH and Little Buddha were looking at this weekend's schedule, and it occurred to them that we might not be able to meet up on Sunday. The guys find the idea of going a whole weekend without hanging out with all of you to be unacceptable, and they run the show around here. They also make great coffee, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter. California is burning, and Donald Trump's response is to threaten to pull federal funding to... Read more →

We just read the news that Linkin Park's "Numb" video recently passed one billion views on YouTube. Math is not a strong point for the staff here, but that seems like a large number, right? Surprisingly, it's not even in the top 15 for all-time most watched videos, but we'd vote for it ahead of any of the clips on that list. It's also more impressive, because the video was uploaded close to 12 years ago, so that shows some long-term loyalty from Linkin Park fans. Linkin Park hasn't performed together since that Chester Bennington tribute concert in October 2017,... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. We were just talking about how we're still adjusting to the fact that it's getting dark out so quickly these days. BDH and Little Buddha are ready for bed around 6:00 now. We should settle into more of a groove soon, but we're already keeping an eye on the calendar, because the light will start increasing again in about six weeks. Just knowing there's even an extra 60 seconds a day makes all the difference. In the meantime, we're stocking up on coffee. Speaking of which, the guys made a... Read more →

This week's episode of A Million Little Things is focused on the group overcoming their fears and living in the moment. We enjoyed the material but were frustrated by the format. Grab a coffee, and let's discuss... Warning: Spoilers ahead Observations: Following up on last week's review, this series is in fact bathed in a blue color scheme. The walls, the beds, the clothes, the general lighting? All blue-ish. The Internets tell us that blue signifies: trust, loyalty, depth, stability, truth, heaven and a calming effect (among other things), which all seem in line with the spirit of the show.... Read more →