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Matthew Gallaway · 2d ago

Notes on Running the 2018 Boston Marathon

1. For weeks leading up to the marathon, I had been checking the weather in Boston. It turned out to be a form of water torture; each day, the percentage chance of rain went up while the pre...
Matthew Gallaway · 1W ago

Nature Is the Religion We Need This Spring

1. As you've probably noticed if you live in the northeast, it's starting to feel like spring. 2. People are going outside and remembering what it's like to be filled with wonder instead of ...
Matthew Gallaway · 2W ago

Snow in April Is a Time Machine

1. Last week's snowstorm was supposed to be a nightmare, but it turned out to be a dream. 2. In a gesture of optimism, I had already removed the tarp from the table and chairs. It was a mist...
Matthew Gallaway · 3W ago

Spring Cleaning and the Metaphorical Box

1. As it often does here, spring arrived under a shroud of rain and fog. 2. Some people, tired of protesting the broken subway system and broken internet, turned into snowdrops and assembled...
Matthew Gallaway · 4W ago

Let's Be Flowers Under This Blanket of Snow

1. The snow, once I stopped complaining about it, was quite beautiful. It arrived with some force (not pictured) and retreated with grace and dignity. 2. Defying all expectations, the flower...
Matthew Gallaway · 1M ago

Late Winter Flowers Are What We Need To Make It to the Spring

1. On first glance, the landscape was pallid and bleak. Maybe, I thought, this would be the year that the plants, tired of being taken for granted, decided not to come back. It would be hard...
Matthew Gallaway · 1M ago

Notes on Florida (Vero)

1. We -- as in a group of siblings, cousins, parents, and I -- arrived at five o'clock at the Ocean Grill and found the restaurant packed. Earlier that afternoon on the beach, we tried to mo...
Matthew Gallaway · 1M ago

Notes on the Death of Small Birds

1. Coincidentally, on the same day I happened to wonder what happens when birds die, I found a dead sparrow (not pictured) on the brick path (pictured). 2. I wasn't sure how it died, or if a...
Matthew Gallaway · 1M ago

Notes on Layering (Manifest Destiny)

1. Paranoid about getting sick, I wore three layers on my run this week when the temperature broke the all-time record for February. I couldn't believe it was seventy degrees, even though it...
Matthew Gallaway · 2M ago

Notes on Gay Realness at the 2018 Winter Olympics (Queer Eye)

1. One nice thing about February is that it's a low-expectation month. So yes, it's cold and dreary, but when the sun breaks through for a few minutes (not pictured), it seems like a nice su...