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Al Batt

Writer

Fare thee well, fair Freeborn County Fair

The radio played “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay” by Otis Redding, “Under the Boardwalk” by The Drifters, “Hot Fun in the Summertime” by ... Read more

Eastern and western meadowlarks, ducks are on a yearly decline

My neighbor Crandall stops by. “How are you doing?” I ask. “Everything is nearly copacetic. There’s lots of road work this year. Still Bill says that means ... Read more

Let’s apply the brakes to stop at the wakes

I wanted to pump the brakes. The gathering made me want to slow down. It caused me to wish that I could revisit the past and confabulate ... Read more

Ants on sweet peony buds and picking up baby rabbits do no harm

My neighbor Crandall stops by. “How are you doing?” I ask. “Everything is nearly copacetic. Have you ever stopped to consider that humanity owes its existence to ... Read more