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Blue ScillaThe flowers above are called scilla. They come in a variety of colors and they’re  one of the early signs of spring,  dotting the untended suburban lawns. And if you have a few one year, you’ll have lots more the next year, and so on year after year.  If you hire a lawn service every April, or if you simply use a good broad spectrum weed killer, you’ll be rid  of this invasive weed. That’s why we never hire a lawn service or use weed killer.

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Tim Carmody, in his excellent piece, "How Haiti Became Poor", notes that President Trump's racist policies and vulgar language have sullied the word "shithole" which used to be one of the all-time great swear words. He's right. It's another terrible power this careless President wields.