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October 4, 2001
The aphids have returned. It’s been about four months since I last saw them. Flying and flitting in my front yard. Leaving a sticky web of cotton candy on the underside of the Hibiscus leaves. Those tiny bugs make an incredible mess.

I take out my aggressions.

Water nozzle in hand. Turn on the faucet full-blast. Aim and fire away at those critters. It reminds me of visiting Hutchinson and going to the State Fair. You know, the water game. Fill up the tube and win a stuffed animal. Only this game lasts 30 straight days. Until they’re finally obliterated.