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Hi everyone, Welcome back. It's a gloomy Friday around here at the moment. It's grey and raining outside, and I'm down because I lost a plant last night. This little cactus had been with me since college, so that's 25+ years and 10+ homes. He (it was totally a he) was a terrific housemate, and I feel like I let him down by not realizing much earlier that he was in trouble. I take immense pride in how how much care I put into the 400 plants here, but I dropped the ball in this case. BDH and Little Buddha... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? The sun is shining, and the birds are chirping up a storm this morning. BDH and Little Buddha think they're making weekend plans. Works for me. The guys made coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Thursday Clutter. Donald Trump said yesterday his administration is "fighting all of the subpoenas" that Congress is issuing. Congress has every right to investigate the executive branch. It's a fundamental component of our government's system of checks and balances. Trump's blanket obstruction isn't rooted in a negotiating strategy or protecting some... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Things are okay here at the moment. Still stressed about some stuff, but I'm trying not to obsess over it. I've got a few minor aches and pains this morning, and I just realized it's probably from gardening on Monday. I have to remember to start stretching beforehand. Oh, BDH and Little Buddha are still looking for their next book, so any suggestions would be great. In the meantime, the guys made coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Wednesday Clutter.... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. The day is off to a rainy start, but that's okay. It's good for the plants, and I think it's supposed to end later this morning anyway. Speaking of the plants, I got a couple of hours in the garden yesterday, which was terrific. In addition to the plants beginning to return, this is also the greenest the yard has looked in a while, so that's a bonus. Anyway, let's check out today's headlines. BDH and Little Buddha made some coffee, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back. Come on in, have a seat. How are you? Feeling a little anxious at the moment, which is not how I'd like to start a new week, but here we are. I should be able to get in at least a little garden time, and that always helps. Also, BDH and Little Buddha said they'll do whatever it takes to improve my mood, so I'm pretty sure I'll be more settled soon. In any case, let's check out today's headlines. The guys say the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back. Come on in, have a seat. How are you? We're all fine at the moment. I was just telling BDH and Little Buddha about catching up with some friends last night. I hadn't seen that crew in about 20 years, so that was fun. Oh, I still need to find these guys a new book to read. Any suggestions? In the meantime, the guys say the coffee is ready, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter. Terrible news out of Sri Lanka, as bombings at three churches and four... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back, and a happy Friday to you all. Any big plans for the weekend? Of course, many of you are probably celebrating Passover or Easter. I'd like to get some garden time, but I think it's supposed to rain for most of the weekend, so that might not work. Maybe I'll get BDH and Little Buddha a new book and hang out with them while they read. We'll see. It's another windy day around here, which I don't love, and neither does the Clutter Tree. Speaking of the tree, if any of you could send a few... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? We've already had some excitement here today. Well, "excitement" might not be the right word. An alarm went off somewhere in the neighborhood at 2:30 this morning, and it didn't stop until at least 4:00, so that was fun. I couldn't tell where it was coming from, but I didn't see flames anywhere or hear sirens, so that's a good sign. Still, an alarm that can wail for 90 minutes straight doesn't seem like the most effective warning system. Anyway, that threw off my sleep a bit, but BDH and Little Buddha promised... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How's your week going? It's been pretty productive here so far. That crazy wind finally died down, but the heat just came on for a minute, so we're not done with cold weather yet. On the flip side, the sun rises early enough now that we don't have to turn the lights on in the morning, so that's helpful. What's also helpful is coffee. BDH and Little Buddha put a fresh pot on the counter, so grab yourself a nice medium DD, because it's time to clear out some Wednesday... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. Are you having the same crazy wind we're having here? It woke us all up a few times last night, and I guess it's supposed to continue until this evening. I wrap several windows each winter, and man does that pay off, because otherwise it would probably be about 15 degrees colder in here right now. Anyway, they say that April showers bring May flowers, but our yard is considerably greener now than it was 24 hours ago because of yesterday's rain. That's so exciting! In other good news, BDH... Read more →