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Of Lawyers and Strippers and Deadwood

decaying_wood September 2, 2014
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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The Hourglass in the Grass

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Why try bringing back the hour of splendor in the grass?
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Four Words to Change the World

jack pine tree July 9, 2014
Situate the preference where it is, not where it isn’t.
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An Alternative to Cosmopolitanism

the world July 7, 2014
[This post is adapted with permission from “Making Places: The Cosmopolitan Temptation,” an essay in the anthology Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America, edited by Wilfred M. McClay and Ted V. McAllister.] When people use…
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Walker Percy and the Recovery of Place

percy July 1, 2014
[This post is adapted with permission from “GPS and the End of the Road,” an essay in the anthology Why Place Matters: Geography, Identity, and Civic Life in Modern America, edited by Wilfred M. McClay and Ted V. McAllister.] In…
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Hang the Nanny-State Meddlers

ball-peen-hammer June 25, 2014
Wearing your seat belt is a sign of good citizenship.
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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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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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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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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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Real Presences

smart phone December 30, 2013
Hidden Springs Lane. What’s the deal with Smart Phones? Go to any public gathering and most of the young people (and some of the not-so-young) are clearly more interested in their phones than they are with you. Now right off…
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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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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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