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Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? The forecast calls for rain again all day today. It didn't really happen yesterday, but BDH and Little Buddha encouraged me to take my umbrella anyway when I head out later this morning. Better safe than sorry, and all that. I think I might have to turn on the heat in here pretty soon. The three of us can handle the slight chill, but it's not great for the plants. That's going to require the usual moving things around to get some of them away from the radiator. For now, let's check out... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? BDH, Little Buddha, and I were just talking about how I should do a small grocery shopping later today. Nothing too crazy, mostly just a few snacks, I think. Is there anything you'd like? Don't worry, coffee was the first thing the guys put on the list. Speaking of which, there's a fresh pot on the counter, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter. (As always, if you'd like to support our coffee budget, please consider using the Clutter Amazon... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! BDH, Little Buddha and I were just looking at the headlines, and there's nothing going on today. No big stories of national importance that could decide the fate of democracy in the country or anything, so we were thinking about just going back to sleep and trying again tomorrow. Does that work for you? Of course we're kidding. The guys just made a fresh pot of coffee, and you know what we're here to discuss. Grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter. (As always, if you'd like to support our... Read more →


Christopher Eccleston thrilled Doctor Who fans around the world with his portrayal of the Ninth Doctor when the show returned to TV in 2005. He brought a new level of passion and charisma to the role of the Time Lord. Of course, his terrific work with Billie Piper, playing companion Rose Tyler, set the foundation of the new era. The one major problem with Eccleston's stint was that it only lasted one year. (Of course, he was followed by David Tennant, so everything worked out fine.) Now, Eccleston admits in his new autobiography, I Love the Bones of You, that... Read more →


Journalist/filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas was 12 years old when his mother sent him from the Philippines to live with his grandparents in California, where she would hopefully join him soon thereafter. Adjusting to life in the United States was enough of a challenge by itself, but the stakes became much higher when Vargas discovered, while applying for a driver's license at age 16, that he was an undocumented immigrant. That revelation sent Vargas on a path where he was forced to hide basic elements of himself from almost everyone around him while trying to figure out where he existed in... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Hope you're able to enjoy the long weekend. I had a pretty productive day on Sunday, especially considering how badly I slept. Got some exercise, did some errands, and then spent most of the afternoon/early evening in the garden alternating between weeding and reading. It was everything I could ask for out of the day, really. However, my back issues flared up again at the end of the night, and long story short, I was up at 4:45 this morning. I let BDH and Little Buddha sleep until the alarm went off, though.... Read more →


Don't know about you, but the new season of Doctor Who is starting to feel like it will never arrive. Even if we get a Christmas or New Year's special first, that's still months away. What's a fan to do? Fortunately, there's a new Doctor Who graphic novel to check out: Doctor Who The Thirteenth Doctor Volume 2 just hit the stands, so at least we can read about the Doctor's latest adventures with Graham, Yaz, and Rian. This collection picks up a few weeks after Volume 1, where the Doctor and fam helped rescue a pair of scientists. #13... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Did you get the rain we had here last night? I was starting to wonder if it was going to be yet another tease of a weather forecast, but that was legit. The garden got a good soaking, and now it looks like we have a nice Labor Day Weekend ahead of us. (Programming note: We expect to keep to our usual schedule over the next few days. We'll probably be gone on Saturday but should be here besides that.) BDH and Little Buddha just said the coffee is ready, so grab yourself... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? BDH and Little Buddha checked out a new book from the library yesterday, so now they've got three in their reading pile, and that makes them happy. Of course, they're also thrilled to see you, so things are good here at the moment. The guys just said the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter. (As always, if you'd like to support our coffee budget, please consider using the Clutter Amazon page for your shopping needs.) Donald... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. I was just talking to BDH and Little Buddha about being at last night's Boston Red Sox game. The game itself was a drag, but it was nice to catch up with my friend. More on the Sox in a bit. The guys tell me that we've got a chance for scattered thunderstorms throughout the afternoon today. Guess I better take care of my errands this morning. Most importantly, they want all of you to know that the coffee is ready. Grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear... Read more →