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July 2019

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. Glad to see you all survived the heat wave. That was a little nuts. I think I was outside for 10 minutes on Saturday, and that was more than enough. Sunday was spent helping Dad Clutter park cars for the NASCAR race in New Hampshire. The turnout looked like it was 1/4 of what it used to be (if that.) The crowds have been declining for years, and it seems like NASCAR may be on its last legs around here. The good news about that was that he and I... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! What's the plan for the weekend? I think it's basically just survival here, given that the temperatures are supposed to be close to 100 degrees, with a "feels like" somewhere around 112 degrees. Yikes. I have to help Dad Clutter park cars for the big NASCAR race in NH on Sunday, so that should be an adventure. BDH and Little Buddha remind me to bring my sunscreen and about 12 gallons of water. Meanwhile, they'll hang out by the fan all weekend, because they're not fools. Oh, that reminds... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I don't know what happened yesterday. I got a good night's sleep, we all had fun hanging out here, and then....the productivity just fell off a cliff for the rest of the day. I think it's because I kept waiting for that thunderstorm that was supposed to be eight hours long but ended up being about 90 minutes in the late afternoon. Thunderstorms throw me off. It's probably because of once specific incident that maybe we'll discuss another day, but I guess this was a reminder about needing to stay in the moment... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! I finally managed to catch up on my sleep, and it's great not to feel like a zombie first thing in the morning. I was just telling BDH and Little Buddha about how I met a wonderful foster dog named Elle yesterday. I've been following her via the Simply Dozer and Friends Facebook page and was hoping our paths might cross in Concord. Well, they did yesterday, and it's possible I made a bit of a scene with my excitement. Elle's reaction was, "Oh, a fan? Hello." She plopped down right in front of me, as... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. I was just telling BDH and Little Buddha how I finally got a good night's sleep last night, but now I have a headache. They just came back with the Advil, because those two are the best. Other than the headache, things are going well around here at the moment. The flowers are blooming in the garden, and they look terrific. I wish the back yard could look like this all year, but I'll take 1000 pictures to look at in the middle of the winter. In the meantime, let's... Read more →


As is true for so many fans of the show, Tom Baker was our introduction to Doctor Who. The eccentric man with the booming voice, amazing curls, and trademark scarf provided the template for how we saw the Doctor. To some extent, everyone who came after has been measured against the 4th Doctor. We would sit mesmerized in front of the television for each of his adventures, and now some almost 40 years since he left the show, he's done it to us again. This time, wee were glued to the new book: Doctor Who: Scratchman. The story was originally... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Monday to you all! It might be a challenging day on this end. I was moving a little slowly yesterday, and then I watched most of the Red Sox - Dodgers game at Dad Clutter's house last night. Between the fact that it went extra innings, the drive back, and then getting ready for bed, I think I went to sleep about an hour ago. I guess I could have gotten up a little later, but I didn't want BDH and Little Buddha worrying about whether or not we would all hang out... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in have a seat. How are you? I didn't sleep well last night, so my apologies if this is incoherent in any way. I don't know if it was just the humidity or what, but it was just one of those nights where sleep and I weren't speaking to each other. BDH and Little Buddha suggest we consider a nap in the afternoon, maybe with the fan directly on us or something. Those two are always thinking. They also just brought in a fresh pot of coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD,... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all! Well, it's a grey and rainy Friday here at the moment, but it's still Friday, and that's what counts. What's on tap for the weekend? Not sure we have anything too crazy going on here, which is fine. BDH and Little Buddha are looking for a new book to read again, so we may have to take another trip to the store. Hopefully we'll find something on the light side this time. For now, let's see what's going on in the world. The guys made a fresh pot of... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? I had a productive day yesterday - did several errands, had a great bike ride, treated myself to a new Sandman graphic novel, and spent a lovely few hours in the garden. Here's to many more days like that to come for the rest of this summer. Now, let's check out today's headlines. BDH and Little Buddha say the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Thursday Clutter. (As always, if you'd like to support our coffee... Read more →