PATRICK MCVAY

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Truce

While a well-tended yard suggests tranquility to the casual observer, the homeowner sees it as a battlefield. Devilish weeds grow freely in the dusty cracks of the front walk, even when there is no rain; behind the garage, where past owners have dumped chunky remnants of a front stoop from the 1950s, an evil plant of some thorny variety slumbers in the cooler months, then springs to life in June and grows barbed tentacles to tear at the skin around your ankles; in the vegetable garden, an aptly named “yucca plant” emerges each year to vie for real estate with the tomatoes, despite regular attempts to evict it with a spade.

With last week’s bombings and firefights still fresh in the mind, the battle-weary gardener inside me was happy to encounter the sight of daffodils sprouting at Pinebanks Field in Jamaica Plain in the shape of a peace sign. Pretty and uplifting, this small gesture by some unknown volunteer(s) reminds me to enjoy the relative calm, if only for long enough to snap a picture before continuing on my bike ride to work.

Peace

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Monday, 18 December 2017

Trumpian Tweetage Haiku Continuum

 

False Accusations.

Women I don't know. FAKE NEWS!

Collusion. Russia.

 

Army Navy Game

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF'S TROPHY

Congratulations

 

Pelosi/Schumer

He's bad on Crime, Life, Border.

Vets. Guns. VOTE ROY MOORE!

 

Time Magazine Called

Prob'ly "Person of the Year"

I took a pass. Thanks!

 

The Christmas Story

Mother, Father, Baby Son

Jesus Christ. Bahrain.

 

Matt Lauer just fired

When will top executives

Be fired for Fake News? 

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