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February 2017

Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Who's ready for one last day of February? I know it's missing a few days, but this month always seems to fly by. I had the chance to do about 10 minutes of yard work yesterday. It was mostly just cleaning up along the driveway, but it was nice. I love that it looks like winter is wrapping up, though I'm a little concerned about how this early warm weather is going to impact the garden this year. Anyway, we'll deal with that later. There's a fresh pot of coffee ready to go,... Read more →

 

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Mental Health Monologue: Addiction with a Dash of Obsession

The following is neither fact nor fiction, nor is it a cry for help. It's simply the first in a series of stories... (Staring out the window, avoiding eye contact) Of course I don't "have" to do this. I want to do it. It makes me feel better, but I can stop whenever I want to. I've gone hours without doing it. Hell, I've gone days without doing it. I don't know if I've gone weeks, but if not, it's only because I haven't tried yet. I could totally do that. (Turning to look at the other person) Completely stop?... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Man, did we have some crazy wind again here yesterday. That was nuts. The temperature also dropped about 20 degrees from the day before, which I guess makes sense since it's still actually February and all. We were just doing the math, and it seems like we've now got about two more hours of sunlight each day than we had at the winter solstice, which is a treat. You know what else is a treat? That's right, coffee! We've got a fresh pot ready to go, so help yourself to a nice medium... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Sunday to you! How are we all doing? We had another day of ridiculously nice temperatures here yesterday, followed by a brief downpour that sounded like it was coming down inside the walls, which was then followed by some intense wind that had me thinking we were off to meet the Wizard at any moment. I'm sure that's nothing to worry about. A little more than half of the garden is now visible, which is a treat, but given that it's still February, I'm not sure how long that's going to last. Who... Read more →

 

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It feels like one needs to put on some body armor before reading the headlines each day. You really have to prepare yourself to find out what asinine/dishonest statement Donald Trump made most recently in his never-ending search for love and respect. With each passing day, it's clear that the man is driven more by deep personal inadequacies than any ideological passions. He's a bully who just needs to get his way, and show his power over others, at every opportunity and at all costs. After that, it's time to find out what awful policy President Steve Bannon is pushing... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all. Come on in, make yourself comfortable. How about that weather yesterday, huh? That was insane. It was great to be able to move some of the plants back to the windows because we could turn the radiator underneath off. Of course, I managed to stress myself out at the end of the day over it. On the one hand, it felt like a good preview of gardening season weather. On the other, what if the climate is now so off that gardening season is about to start in a... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, make yourself comfortable. How are you? I went out for a belated birthday dinner with some friends last night. It was terrific to see them, but I started feeling ill pretty early on into the meal. I thought it was because I ate a late lunch and wasn't really that hungry, but I don't know. It was an ugly trip home on the bus, and my stomach still doesn't feel quite right. Overeating, food poisoning, or just getting older? Or perhaps all three? Fortunately, BDH and Little Buddha have been very nice about... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Yesterday ended up being a decent day around here. It was a good combination of productive and fun, which was nice. Today looks like it might turn out the same way, so cheers to that! There's a lot on the to-do list, but let's take care of some business first. The coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter! In case there's any doubt, we would be just fine with David Ortiz joining the Boston Red Sox... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Tuesday to you all. The sun is shining bright and early this morning, and it sounds like it's going to be another lovely day. BDH and Little Buddha say the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out a little Clutter. In case you were wondering, it's no dream. Chris Sale really is with the Boston Red Sox, and he threw his first round of batting practice yesterday. Granted, pitchers and catchers only reported a week ago, but we're already anxious to see the tall lefty... Read more →

 

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Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy President's Day to you all. How are you? I'm still thinking about two dreams I had last night which both involved staff turnover. One took place on a TV show, and the other was located at a former employer of mine. The details are getting fuzzy now, but I still remember someone on the show saying, "No sooner are you cast on this program, then you're aware that the countdown is on to your departure." Larger life metaphor or simply the result of drinking tea before bedtime? Don't know. What I do know... Read more →

 

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