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On the Right Side of Progress–Or the Left

Tree 1 August 14, 2013

My road isn’t wide enough for people who don’t live on it.

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The Dumb-Ass Bar Jester: He Got Him a Plan

E.E. Lawson July 2, 2013

Who could resist—especially at that price?

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The Night of Susurrant Voices

Dandelion-Wine-e1327969287597 May 29, 2013

God didn’t put twelve months on the calendar so we could work them all.

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The Barn Jester Steps In It

cow pies April 9, 2013

Those who think “nostalgia” is a bad word marking a bad sentiment can pucker my yonder socket.

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Bar Jester Chronicles XVIII: A Proper New Year’s Eve

bonfire January 1, 2013

I’ll return when, looking from the woods, I see total fenestrated darkness.

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Or Die

blackhole_diagram September 4, 2012

Thank God—sorry: thank progress, rather—for that million-year window!

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Going to Hell with Huck

LowWaterNew-Inet August 1, 2012

This life is no trick, no accident.

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Now Let Us Raze Famous Men

Wood plane July 10, 2012

He was looking at me with what appeared to be some degree of disbelief.

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Carbonara Redux En Toto (And, Mayhap, Another Latinism in the ’80s Kitchen)

Toto-Past_To_Present_1977_1990-Frontal May 22, 2012

I think about growing a mullet this summer.

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On Being a Worthy Heir of the Agrarian Contrarians

666 May 2, 2012

But, as Shakespeare wrote, we sometimes “by indirections find directions out.”

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Primary? What Primary? There’s a Tournament on and a Woman to Impress

College-Basketball-021712L_5 March 20, 2012

How about a little one-on-one, full court press?

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The Bar Jester Says, “Valentine’s Day Can Kiss My …”

couple-valentines-day11 February 15, 2012

Valentine’s day is a trick on suckers.

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What’s Wrong With Iowa? (A Transplanted Professor Knows)

iowa2 February 7, 2012

If you think you may legitimately enjoy the physical benefits of a place while dwelling in the airy regions of judgment above it, you’d better think again.

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Surviving Five O’Clock

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA February 1, 2012

There’s nothing the smell of this can’t solve.

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