Thought, as I dug around in my garden tonight: noxious people are like noxious weeds. Noxious people need sycophants (soil) and social media outlets (sunshine) and attention (water) to thrive. Take away one or more of these things, and the “weeds” will wither and die. Or at least cease to be a problem. In the past I’ve tended to water the weeds. I very much enjoy a good internet brawl with people I think are “weedy” in behavior. Especially folks who are noxious towards my friends, or other professionals I like or admire. But this year? Nope. I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to let the weeds be my focus. This year I’m growing my garden — making beautiful veggies for myself and my family. The weeds? Let the soil stay dry long enough, and they’re easily unearthed, then stacked in a heap, and burned.