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August 2016

Wednesday Clutter: Boston Red Sox, U.S. Supreme Court, Criminal Minds, Go-Go's, and more

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Everything is fine at the Northern Estate at the moment. I finally had a plumber deal with an issue we mentioned here earlier this summer. He was nice enough, though he did run over a couple of plants as he pulled into the driveway. Oy. I either need to be better about pruning next year, or I need to hire servicemen with smaller trucks. At least the problem's finally been fixed, and it only took me about eight months to do it. Anyway, the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Tuesday to you all! Do we really only have two days left in August? Yikes. This month went by faster than usual, didn't it? Not sure what happened here. Anyway, the coffee is ready, so let's jump right in. Help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter, shall we? We shall. Rick Porcello and the Boston Red Sox took care of business as they beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4 last night. Porcello went seven innings, because that's what he does, on his way to becoming the first... Read more →

 

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Conversations Without Context: The Crime

Warning: This feature may contain salty language. Reader discretion is advised... Note: The conversation below is fully fictional, and no resemblance to any actual event or people is intended. As the years go by, it seems like context is losing its value in the world. The Internet is filled with clickbait headlines telling you that, "You Won't Believe What Kim Kardashian Just Did!" We're also bombarded with political campaign ads telling us that one candidate is God's gift to the world, while the other is the anti-Christ (though that latter claim is true if we're talking about Donald Trump,) without... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We didn't get nearly enough sleep last night, so everything is moving a bit slowly around here at the moment. Sunday night Red Sox games are a tough deal. We need our beauty rest, you know? Anyway, other than that, everything is fine. Just wondering where August went. One thing we're not wondering about is when the coffee will be ready. There's a fresh pot ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Monday Clutter. The first half of last night's Boston Red Sox -... Read more →

 

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The Case of the Disappearing Man

The man used to be visible but always felt a little blurry. He could never quite figure out how to stay in focus. He yelled in every direction, but no one heard him. The busy world moved on without missing a beat. He kept finding himself fading into the scenery. Did anyone else have the same problem? Is this how the world works? It was harder and harder. He tried his best. Until one day He just Disappeared. Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Things are okay on this end. I'm mostly trying to ignore the fact that it's just a tad chilly in here this morning. It's certainly not freezing or anything, and it won't last that long, but it's a sign of things to come. On the flip side, gardening season isn't over "just" yet. There's a butterfly bush in the garden which I thought all summer had died due to unknown causes. Turns out the bush was just waiting for a chance to make a dramatic entrance, because... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Happy Friday! Wait, hold one one second. What's that, BDH? I'm sorry, happy National Dog Day, everyone! The birds have even come back to the Clutter Tree to help celebrate this holiday. BDH says thank you for the attention, but he was under the impression that every day is Dog Day here. He's got a fair point. We're doing the research now to figure out when National Little Buddha Day happens. That should also be a thing. In the meantime, help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter.... Read more →

 

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We've got to give a big shout-0ut to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, who was just named the highest-paid actor in Hollywood over the past year. It's an amazing accomplishment, and yet, not surprising in the least at this point. Dwayne Johnson has faced a number of challenges in his professional life. He started off as a member of the University of Miami football team (where he eventually lost his starting position to a guy named Warren Sapp.) Johnson tried to make it as a professional football player in Canada, and when that didn't work out, he made the jump to... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We are seriously dragging on this end. I don't know what happened, but none of us could sleep last night. It was one of those nights where the only reason you know you slept at all is because you're surprised by what time it is on the clock. BDH and Little Buddha are trying to wake themselves up while they wait for any birds to come back to the Clutter Tree, which means I've got coffee duty today. We've got a fresh pot 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 fine at this end. The garage roof repairs are done, and it looks great. It's nice not to have to worry about this anymore. Now I just have to figure out what's next on the Northern Estate to-do list. Anyway, the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter. The Boston Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1 last night, as they continue to take care of business on this extended road trip. Clay Buchholz gave up the one run,... Read more →

 

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