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Archive for April, 2014

springtime comes to the new new new south

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

Squatting in a dark
basement, helmets on, watching
storm fronts on radar.

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glued to the radar

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Polygons and bright
splotches of red and orange make
for Doppler drama.

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out like a lion

Monday, April 28th, 2014

The harshest comes late
in the month, slapping the bloom
from the gentle land.

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swagger

Sunday, April 27th, 2014

A walk, a tone of
voice, a glint in the eye, all
add up to swagger.

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skyline vandals

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

The rectangular
chiseled cityscape goes full
whore with banned banners.

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woo is woo

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Let words of love go
out via letter, call, text,
tweet, voicemail, Snapchat.

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heavy duty

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Can the world’s problems
be solved before a cup of
morning coffee? Nay.

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the path of shorts

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Night brings welcome cool
and sufficient darkness to
stroll without long pants.

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severed limbs

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

The sticker bush put
up a good fight, but landed
curbside anyway.

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the home stretch

Monday, April 21st, 2014

The finish line in
sight, whether to speed up or
coast to completion.

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Happy Easter!

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Video: The MLK tribute

Happy Easter, y’all!

See the finalists and runners-up in the Washington Post Peeps Show 2014 contest.

risen and resplendent

Sunday, April 20th, 2014

Bonnets and pastel
outfits and spiffy shoes make
for full decked-out pews.

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impolite society

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

He would often air
his dirty laundry to get
gasps from nosy peers.

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tot shaming

Friday, April 18th, 2014

She berated her
young charge while loading the car
and gripping her purse.

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a reaper’s calling card

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Swift and silent he
comes, leaving a cold seat at
the dinner table.

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