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May 2019

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, make yourself comfortable. How are you? It's been a pretty productive week so far on this end, which is good. We're glad that the temperatures are finally starting to settle into a more normal range, seeing as how it's late May and all. Don't love the number the wind did on my tulips yesterday, though. Don't care for that at all. I wish there was some way I could protect them in that situation. Anyway, let's see what's going on in the world. BDH and Little Buddha just made a fresh pot of... Read more →


The wrestling world lost yet another alum when former WWE star Ashley Massaro died last week at the age of 39. The circumstances behind her death were not publicly revealed at the time, but the fact that the police immediately labeled it, "non-criminal" spoke volumes. Now it's being reported that Massaro died from suicide by hanging. Our thoughts go out to her family and friends. Massaro had a rocky relationship with her former employer. She was part of a class action concussion-related lawsuit against the WWE, saying that she suffered from depression as a result of the repeated blows she... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. Sorry we're running late today. I gave in to a bit of anxiety about getting an oil change and needed to take care of it first thing this morning. On the flip side, it's good to shake up the schedule every now and again. It's May 21, so it's probably safe to turn off the heat by this point, right? The sun is peeking through the clouds, but this wind is not being kind to my tulips. They go through so much work to get here and then a stiff... Read more →


Although it's been closed for 25 years, many people still have fond memories of seeing movies at the Concord Theatre. This classic style theater ran for sixty-one years on South Main Street, providing a mix of mainstream hits as well as smaller films. Theresa Cantin was the guiding force behind this longstanding community institution. With the renovated theater scheduled to re-open this year, this is a great time to look back at the building's past, as well as the history of the movies in Concord. That's just what Paul E. Brogan has done with his new book, The Concord Theatre.... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Monday to you all. I think it's going to be a somewhat quiet Monday here. I didn't sleep very well - there were odd dreams, and I woke up a few times, so that might be an issue. It looks like it already rained, but the forecast calls for thunderstorms for a good part of the day. Wonder if that means my contractor is going to bail on today's appointment. Hmm, well, at least BDH and Little Buddha have a new book to read. Before they do that, let's check out today's headlines.... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How's your weekend going so far? It's been good on this end. I went for a bike ride yesterday, and that was fun, even though I was going into a headwind the entire time. After that, it was an afternoon of garden time, as I continue to clean up from last week's compost application. The tulips are gorgeous, and hopefully they'll have some friends join them soon. It sounds like we might have some rain today, but at least the temperatures are finally moving in the right direction. We'll take... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! What's the plan for the weekend? My big items are getting some garden time and hopefully at least one bike ride. However, I have to go to the dentist today before any of that happens. It's just a cleaning, so hopefully it won't be too awful. It's supposed to rain this afternoon, but at least it's getting warmer outside, so we're slowly moving in the right direction. BDH and Little Buddha left their bird-watching post to make you some coffee, and it sounds like it's ready. Grab yourself a... Read more →


Howard Stern has evolved, and the results are fascinating. The man who dominated terrestrial radio with his "shock jock" persona has undergone some significant personal growth since moving to Sirius XM 13 years ago. Stern thrived for decades on being outlandish and chasing career success with a "him vs. the world" mentality. There wasn't a rule he wouldn't smash with a sledgehammer. Then he moved to satellite radio where there are no rules, and suddenly, there was nothing to rebel against. That new landscape, along with years of therapy, and his happiness with his current wife Beth, have resulted in... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? The birds are chirping, the sun is shining (at the moment), and the high temperatures are supposed to be in the 60's, so here's hoping we're finally on the path to nicer days. That's not too much to ask, right? BDH and Little Buddha were up early to listen to the birds, but they rushed to make the coffee as soon as they heard you were coming. There's a fresh pot on the table, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Don't freak out, but it looks like the sun is here. Maybe it will stick around if we're quiet. BDH and Little Buddha just whispered that the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Wednesday Clutter. The never-ending war on reproductive health took another step forward yesterday, as Alabama passed a near-total abortion ban that could also sentence doctors who perform abortions to a life sentence. The approved bill has no exceptions for rape or incest survivors. It gives women one week from... Read more →