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Tales From Exit 22

Latest Tales From Exit 22

Al Batt: They cut off heads of birds at the drugstore near here

I couldn’t find a short pier as someone had suggested I do. Read more

4 days ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: Living in the middle of the country’s frozen food section

January is the perfect time to get a good deal on a Christmas tree. January is when we realize Canada’s major exports are cold fronts. Read more

2 weeks ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: How I love you, how I love you, my dear old Swami

I opened the door and a robed visitor accompanied by sitar music walked in out of the dimming twilight. Read more

3 weeks ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: Santa wasn’t watching, but Aunt Ingeborg sure was

Tales from Exit 22, By Al Batt I don’t care if we have a white Christmas. There, I’ve said it. Such an utterance is nearly ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: This isn’t fake-effect snow

What’s your favorite part of living where you do? Read more

1 month ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: What did Merriam and Webster name their dogs?

I put my car into reverse. That took me back. I thought about dog names. I’d been listening to an audiobook that mentioned a dog’s name. Bella ... Read more

1 month ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: The junk drawer that just couldn’t seem to hold it all

I woke up one morning. That was the good part. I woke up and realized I had too much junk, and I’m the only one who wants ... Read more

2 months ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: Enjoy your cranberry sauce, watermelon pickle sandwich

Tales from Exit 22, By Al Batt This year it’s turkey, stuffing and masked potatoes. I remember another rough patch at Thanksgiving back when Grandma ... Read more

2 months ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: When Googling was nothing more than just goofy giggling

The first vehicle I fell in love with wasn’t a Corvette or a Mustang. It was a bookmobile. I miss libraries. I know some are open, ... Read more

2 months ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: Get your anti-virus protection installed in the drive-thru lane

“Yeah, well, you know, that’s just like, your opinion, man.” The Dude said that in “The Big Lebowski.” I enjoy movies that make me laugh. Read more

2 months ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: Make saying ‘thank you’ great again for everyone

“Much obliged.” I said that as I paid a big bill that caused me to clench my teeth. Read more

2 months ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: I don’t know beans about anything related to coffee

It’s not rated “E” for everyone. I’ve been told the world runs on coffee and bad decisions. Read more

3 months ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: An eerie yearie is 2020

I looked for toad feathers. The unexpected is expected in 2020, so this might be the year to find toad feathers. The year has provided a ... Read more

3 months ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: Making good time while going home from a good time

We took no vacations. We had to make good time going home from a family gathering because we didn’t have a good time taking vacations. Read more

3 months ago by Al Batt.

Al Batt: JUNCO is acronym for ‘Just until nicer conditions occur’

The temperature dropped as if it had spotted a State Patrol squad car. Then something landed in my yard. It was no mere bird. Read more

3 months ago by Al Batt.

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