Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? Things are pretty good on this end, considering it's a Monday. I might have to make an appointment to have my thumb checked out after all. It's been two weeks since I fell, and it's definitely better than it was, but I kind of thought it would be further along than this by now. Hmm. Well, I'll deal with that later. We've got plenty of headlines to sort through, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter. It's Roger Goodell's worst nightmare come true: The New England... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? It feels like it's been forever since we hung out. I know, we only missed a day, but we're greedy. Catching up with you is a top highlight of the day, so schedule disruptions are frowned upon. However, we have a good excuse for our absence yesterday, because we were at the Boston Women's March, along with about 175,000 of our closest friends. Still trying to process the whole thing, but for now, it was an amazing day filled with strong women and men who will not... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Well, it's time. We're really doing this. President-elect Gaslight takes over at noon today, although he apparently doesn't want to do any actual work until Monday. Ugh. Don't know about you, but we're not watching any part of today's Inaugural ceremony. Might do a Doctor Who marathon instead. This is going to be an ugly few years, but we'll get through it together. BDH and Little Buddha say they're prepared to do their part, and they've got a fresh pot of coffee ready to go, because they're the best. Help yourself to a nice medium DD,... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back. Have a seat, make yourselves comfortable. How's everyone doing today. We're currently focused on trying not to have a meltdown over the fact that this is the last full day of President Obama's administration. Now, we're on record as not "loving" change to begin with, so there would be a bit of this going on even if we'd had a legitimate election. But, to go from Obama to President-elect Gaslight? It's really tempting to make a run to the liquor store this morning. However BDH and Little Buddha remind me that we've got a lot to... Read more →


Hey everyone, Welcome back. How's the day treating you so far? It's pretty rainy on this end, but I guess it's good for the Clutter Tree, so I'm good with that. We're only 18 days into 2017, but we already have a front-runner for "Highlight of the Year." I was watching the Toucher & Rich Show at the gym this morning, and I tweeted how much I enjoy their weekly segment with former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Meriweather. Next thing I know, the tweet is on the TV screen. Yeah, it's hard to see how anything else is going... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? My thumb is still banged up, though it's definitely moving in the right direction. I was hoping to be able to go back to the weights at the gym this week, but it looks like it's still all cardio for now. BDH and Little Buddha think I'll have a renewed enthusiasm for lifting after this temporary hiatus is over. They're pretty smart, so I hope they're right. In the meantime, they tell me that coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! How are you? I understand we're going to get some snow today and tomorrow. As long as I don't have to drive in it, that's fine. I'd rather have the garden be covered up again if I still can't play in it for another two months or so. BDH and Little Buddha tell me that the coffee's ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Tuesday Clutter. Sorry, Red Sox fans: David Ortiz says he's not getting ready to play baseball this year. Yes, that still leaves wiggle room, so... Read more →


I find January to be a challenging month. It's hard to deal with the fact that my mom's birthday was January 1. Sort of gets the new year off to a bumpy note. Then there's the anniversary of her death on the 25th. Frankly, I'm a little relieved when February 1 arrives. However, the challenge has become more manageable as the years go by, and I think I'm certainly in a better head-space now than I have been in the last few years. Of course, there's no better way to put that theory to the test than go with my... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back. How are you? Things are generally fine on this end. My thumb still hurts, so this may end up being another all-cardio week at the gym, which is a little frustrating. About one-third of the garden is now visible because of the recent rain and warm temperatures, and that's just one big tease. Other than that, everything is okay. It always helps when the coffee is ready. Grab yourself a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter. We'd like to wish you all a happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day today. People have appropriated... Read more →


Hi everyone, Welcome back! Come on in, have a seat. How are you? I kept thinking yesterday was Sunday, because the Patriots were playing. However, now today feels like Sunday. I can deal with two Sundays in a week. The sun is shining, and the coffee is ready, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Clutter! The New England Patriots beat the Houston Texans 34-16 last night. That was a wee bit more stressful than we might have hoped for, but it all worked out in the end. Give Houston credit, most people (including... Read more →