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July 2016

Sunday Clutter: Boston Red Sox, Joe Biden, Sherlock, Hot Ones, and more

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? It looks like we've got a rainy day ahead of us, which is fine, because the garden could always use some water. The plants have definitely been impacted by the dry summer, but they still look great. I had a blast sitting out there last night reading a book, and enjoying the mix of colors around me, while the birds and bees all quietly did their thing. Anyway, we've got plenty of ground to cover today, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's finish... Read more →

 

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Classic Clutter: Liberty Clutter

Digging deep into the archives for this one: Originally posted September 17, 2010 Folks, I'm a small town boy at heart. I grew up in a small town and then a small city that's about three people away from being a town. I like small towns. One of the reasons I moved to Boston was that I consider it more like a large town than an actual city. It's not something I actively think about that much, but I was reminded again tonight, thanks to the glorious people-watching center that is the Liberty Hotel. The stars managed to align so... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Happy Friday! How are you? Everyone here was up too late last night because of the Democratic National Convention, but I thought it was important for BDH and Little Buddha to see history being made. (More on that later.) It looks like it might have rained a little bit while we were sleeping, which is great, but hopefully there's more of that to come today, because the Clutter Tree could certainly use some water. We've got plenty of ground to cover today, and the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Things are pretty good on this end. Little tired. We're really in no rush for the summer to end, but this is the most difficult time of the year to consistently get good sleep, but if that's the price to be paid for gardening season, so be it! BDH and Little Buddha are watching the birds in the Clutter Tree right now, so I've got coffee duty today. We've got a fresh pot ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter! The Boston Red Sox... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, how are you? Sorry we couldn't meet up yesterday. I decided that the garden needed a watering first thing in the morning, and that set off a series of schedule adjustments which meant I just couldn't get here. However, you're here now, I'm here now, BDH and Little Buddha are here now....and the coffee is here now, so we're good to go! Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter! Let's review the positive aspects of last night's Boston Red Sox- Detroit Tigers game first: We ran... Read more →

 

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Letter to Grandpa

Dear Grandpa, The world is telling me that today is the 10-year anniversary of your death. That's insane. How can it possibly be that long? However, when I think back to it, and see how different my life was in so many ways at that point, yeah, a decade it is. I'm trying to figure out if I ascribe any meaning to the fact that it's also the 2 1/2 year anniversary of Mom's death, but so far, that just seems like a slightly odd coincidence. 10 years. Time sure does fly by. I vividly remember the last time I... Read more →

 

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Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Woke up with a bit of a headache this morning, but hopefully the ibuprofen will be kicking in soon. Did you have the crazy weather we had here yesterday? The forecast said there was a chance of rain, but I didn't trust that, so I watered the garden. I was about halfway through it when it started getting suddenly getting dark, and then the thunder came at the 3/4 mark. I quickly finished the last quarter, put the hose away, and then the wind rain kicked in. It seemed... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! How are you? Won't lie, we're all seriously dragging on this end today. Everything would have been fine if we'd just gone to bed after the Red Sox game, but no, someone decided we should watch Donald Trump's speech. That was a mistake on multiple levels, but there's nothing we can do about it now except make the coffee a little stronger than usual today. Speaking of which, there's a fresh pot ready for you, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter.... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! BDH and Little Buddha were just asking about you. How's your week going? Everything seems to be fine here at the moment. We're not doing so well with the sleep, but other than that, it's all good. The guys took a break from their bird watching to make you some coffee (because they're just that awesome), so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter. Drew Pomeranz made his debut for the Boston Red Sox last night, and he was cruising along for the first three innings. However, things went... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? It sounds like today is going to be just a bit cooler and less humid than the last few days, which is nice. Maybe I'll sleep better tonight. In any case, the sun is shining, the birds are chirping, you're here, we're here, and probably most importantly, the coffee is here. Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter! The Boston Red Sox beat the San Francisco Giant 4-0 yesterday, thanks to another strong outing by Rick Porcello which was paired... Read more →

 

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