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Al Batt: Would you like some flies with your toilet paper?

Fortunately, there is an improvisation exercise using fortunately/unfortunately stories. Participants take turns articulating one sentence at a time in a build-upon story chain. Each sentence ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, July 26, 2022 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: Tote that bag or go to tote bag camp somewhere

Tales from Exit 22 by Al Batt The weather was close.  That’s how my mother would have described it. Stifling humidity surrounded me and it ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, July 12, 2022 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: Like men’s body spray, the fetid smell lingered

Cheap gas! I hit the brakes and swerved off the road because a gas station, long out of business, left a sign proclaiming its ancient ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, July 5, 2022 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: The road worked ahead and gave me some class

 I was certain it was a trap to lure me out of hiding and bring me to justice for not turning in my slide rule. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 8:45 pm

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Investing my time in an NFT (Non-Fungible Tanager)

A Canada goose sounded like a car horn in need of tinkering. It was an avian tickle as I knuckled the sleep from my eyes. ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, June 14, 2022 7:04 pm

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Al Batt: Each day is a gift you can’t return; make the most of it

I didn’t have to herd cats. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, May 31, 2022 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: You conquered the grind, now clang the grad gong 

Tales from Exit 22 by Al Batt Angry hailstones the size of bowling balls had battered my poor car. That was not on my to-do ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: Don’t even think about texting while bungee jumping

He hadn’t run amok. He’d bungeed amok. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, May 10, 2022 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: There’s no “Ewww” in enema

My body’s check engine light came on. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, April 19, 2022 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: It surely was not a morel mushroom cloud that day

That’s no way for the weather to make friends. Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, April 5, 2022 8:46 pm

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Al Batt: Haute cuisine on a horse opera

I gave a collection of “Gunsmoke” TV show DVDs to a friend going through a rough patch. A rough patch is how I describe things ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: March is not the armpit of the year as it sometimes seems

Tales from Exit 22 by Al Batt I accomplished a great deal in the last 12 months.  I got a year older. Another year of ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, March 15, 2022 8:45 pm

NO PAYWALL

EST/STIERNAGLE, J.

PUBLIC NOTICE STATE OF MINNESOTA COUNTY OF FREEBORN Court File No. 24-PR-22-257 THIRD JUDICIAL DISTRICT DISTRICT COURT PROBATE DIVISION Estate of James F. Stiernagle, Decedent ... Read more

by Al Batt, Sunday, March 13, 2022 1:17 pm

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Al Batt: Be nice to everyone — you never know who’ll be on your jury

My Aunt Edith had been delicate, but she came out of that swamp onto higher ground. She died at the age of 105 years, 8 ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, March 8, 2022 8:45 pm

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Al Batt: Zappa and weasels ripped my flesh but I caught a crappie

My mother wouldn’t have approved — either of weasels ripping my flesh or me searching for a magazine article carrying that title. Years earlier, it’d ... Read more

by Al Batt, Tuesday, February 8, 2022 8:45 pm

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