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October 18, 2016

 it's been a mild and protracted fall, fiery colors lingering for weeks, a little unusual for 
 these parts but not unprecedented. then again, maybe an example of how it's getting 
 hotter all over, Earth having its hottest year on record for the third year in a row. 
 nostalgia is a craving for our conditioning. the sound of this man raking triggered early 
 memories of when it was my chore to clear the yard, so proud of the dozen plastic bags 
 lining the curb. fallen leaves feed the soil, but we buried them in landfills, burned them, 
 blew them into sewers, replaced their nutrients with store-bought fertilizers, all for the 
 sake of ornamental lawns. i'm not blaming this guy, just questioning a social norm. he 
 rolled his yard waste bin to the curb so they could be trucked away. Far, far away.... 
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