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Blind Auto-Repair and Breathing in a Small Town as Things Get Worse: A Dispatch

Spark plug November 26, 2014
Not one to mince words, she cuts to the chase.
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Oneself as Another in the Controlled Burn: A Dispatch

post-21012-Squirrel-flame-thrower-GIVE-ME-deNV November 12, 2014
Low flames and smoke and visions of the eschaton.
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Redeeming Time at Dumb-Ass Acres

tree_stump October 28, 2014
What fate would befall an adulterous man bound to her by the bonds of holy matrimony is almost unthinkable.
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The Little Way of Raymond Chandler

October 7, 2014
Or, “Shaken and Stirred: The Cosmopolitan, the City, and the Regime of God” Queens, NY The following essay was presented at FPR’s annual conference in Louisville on September 27. What I’m going to try to do today is convince you…
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Nothing to Do With Jesus

SwearingenTexasFarmHouse103104EWhetstone October 1, 2014
Life can seem a bit like an unending family reunion.
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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

Hour Glass Wallpapers 1 August 13, 2014
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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