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Dispatches from the Barn Jester and Purveyor of Haufenmist

horse-manure-bruce-ritchie June 17, 2014
Be worthy of your place.
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“Your Secrets Aren’t Safe With You,” She Says

Cops-and-Donuts June 4, 2014
I don’t want to get banned for life from my own bed.
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Settlement (at Last) at Dumb-Ass Acres

morel May 14, 2014
It’s tough being a good Christian these days.
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Spandex, Hegel, and the Double Dumb-Ass Victory

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It's inscrutable.
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The Foal of an Ass, A Crown of Thorns, and 80 Linear Feet of Base Shoe

BASE-shoe April 15, 2014
I’m cheaper than I am smart.
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The New Briar Patch Puts All in Doubt

briarpatch April 8, 2014
You’d have to call this job rebarbative.
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Recovering Bliss From the Conditions of Disaster

car10 April 1, 2014
AM radio shouts at me, first the nut-jobs on the right, then the nut-jobs on the left.
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Now is the Summer of Our Discontent

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Where's my wanton ambling nymph?
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A Man’s Home Is His Castle

castle 2 February 3, 2014
Hidden Springs Lane. After too long, I finally got around to watching The Castle (1997), a film recommended by FPR’s Jeff Polet. It’s a film you probably haven’t heard of let alone seen. It’s an Australian comedy that tells the…
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And What Happened After the Codeine Kicked In

moving-truck January 15, 2014
I’m in one of those ridiculous backless hospital gowns.
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Auld Lame Side

power_drill_skeleton_xray-1680x1050 January 1, 2014
This is what we all need now: a deep belly-laugh.
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The Neighborhood Bar and the Chief End of Man

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There they sit, attractive in their way.
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It Can’t Get Any More Dumb-Assed Than This (Can It?)

Clusterfuck+weather_f1f562_4759102 December 11, 2013
Let us take in the full range of dumb-assedness.
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Bar Jester Five-O

heartfire November 20, 2013
What does a man do at the half-century mark? What he damn-well pleases.
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Mrs. Bar Jester Moves Nearer Her Revenge

martini-cocktail October 22, 2013
What are you wearing?
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Longing for Home Over Glory: An Artful Interpretation of the Epic Poems by Homer and Virgil

Aeneas_Creusa_Louvre_OA7554 October 17, 2013
Dramatic paths to glory are viewed with skepticism in our modern democratic age. As Tocqueville suggests, “amongst democratic nations ambition is ardent and continual, but its aim is not habitually lofty; and life is generally spent in eagerly coveting small…
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