'HATE HAS NO HOME HERE'
While holidaying in New Jersey in October, we went strolling from South Orange, to Maplewood. Amongst all the usual fun Halloween garden displays, I was struck by these other types of messages on people's lawns ( see below ). They are from a side of American society that you rarely get to see: The Normal. Thanks to the media, all we hear about is mass shootings, sordid denouncements, foreign policy balls-ups, vested interests, money-grabbing cynicism and stupidity. Algorithmically, what you see below does not get noticed in all that noise. But hopefully, in the real world it has an impact. At the very least, it puts you in a better mood.