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The Noble Doubt and the Cardinal’s Certain Flight

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The cardinal's steely resolve is touchingly quixotic.
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Townsman of a Stiller Town: Death on the American Highway

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Earth's the right place for love.
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The Tractor, the Nuts, and The Things They Buried: A Dispatch

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I allow myself a brief transgendered wish.
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The Drama, the Dryer, and the Dingleberry at Dumb Ass: A Dyspatch

Golden Doodle April 1, 2015
I should have non-human clones of my own children, clones on whose meaningless lives I can practice parenting.
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New Title from FPR Books: America Moved

March 4, 2015
FPR Books is pleased to announce the publication of America Moved, memoirs by the Indiana novelist Booth Tarkington, edited and introduced by FPR’s Jeremy Beer. Jeremy describes his work on the book in true J-Beerian fashion: “a task apparently beneath…
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Skillet Penne-Sausage And The New Year’s Dissolution

New Year December 31, 2014
My own concentration has been tested by an even greater distraction.
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Said the Bar Jester to the Mighty King

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Don’t be a Scrooge, Mighty King.
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Compromising with Leviathan

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The NBA is chloroform in motion.
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Blind Auto-Repair and Breathing in a Small Town as Things Get Worse: A Dispatch

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Not one to mince words, she cuts to the chase.
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The Land of Storybooks

November 19, 2014
At evening when the lamp is lit, Around the fire my parents sit; They sit at home and talk and sing, And do not play at anything. Now, with my little gun, I crawl All in the dark along the…
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Oneself as Another in the Controlled Burn: A Dispatch

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Low flames and smoke and visions of the eschaton.
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A Little Home Cooking

November 11, 2014
Richmond, VA I do not think it outrageous, every now and then, to despair for the future of cooking in this country. Not all the time, no, for there are still encouraging signs that many people are willing to undertake…
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Redeeming Time at Dumb-Ass Acres

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What fate would befall an adulterous man bound to her by the bonds of holy matrimony is almost unthinkable.
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Nothing to Do With Jesus

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Life can seem a bit like an unending family reunion.
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Of Lawyers and Strippers and Deadwood

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Mostly they promise the truth about a rapture that isn’t in the cards.
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The Fence and the Total Ab Workout

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It’s a total ab workout I could hock and get rich off of.
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