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June 19, 2004
Listened to no news at all today, watched no TV, heard no stories of beheadings, heard no recordings of voices screaming from the foam-flecked lips of America haters or America firsters. Heard no Islamic Muezzin calling believers to either prayer or Jihad, heard no appeals for my vote or my money, saw neither blue suits with American flags in their lapels nor heads wrapped in turbans. Enjoyed a day of freedom in the garden with trowel and watering can. The new feathery carrots in parallel rows look nothing like ranks of soldiers, rows of tombstones or lines of holy scripture.