Latest Tales From Exit 22

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Al Batt: A peacock doesn’t look that good wearing cargo shorts

couldn’t sneak up on us. On our farm, we had worthy watchdogs. One was a dog that doubled ...

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Al Batt: If I only had a brain in my head with more bran in it

We didn’t have The Weather Channel. But we still had weather during my formative years. Things have changed. We ...

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Al Batt: An answer to every woman’s eternal question about men

“Are all men idiots?”  That was a challenging question and one with epic consequences. It was my wife who ...

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Al Batt: It’s the dances with birds or the jays of our lives

My wife got me a nifty bird feeder for Christmas. Film rights are available.

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Al Batt: Swami is always wrong but never in doubt in predictions

My doorbell didn’t ring. It had voluntarily chosen to leave the labor force. 

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Al Batt: Einar’s Hardware had everything I’d be getting

The weather was up to something. It always is.

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Al Batt: The wooden pencil and an orange weren’t in a bag

When my father was a boy, he got a wooden pencil and an orange for Christmas one year.

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Al Batt: Back when I was hot stuff and then some more

I heard the man’s voice when I was in Anzalduas County Park, nestled along the Rio Grande River ...

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Al Batt: From mud pies to oatmeal within a simple eyeblink

It must have been the oatmeal that kept him going.

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Al Batt: I’ll let the moon shine down my throat after Thanksgiving

That’s what I’ll do if I ever get hungry again after Thanksgiving. Instead of eating, I’ll let the ...

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Al Batt: The snows of November came earlier this year

“When does winter start in Minnesota?”

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Al Batt: Knowledge is power and Francis is Bacon I hear

I could have waited but I couldn’t wait.

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Al Batt: I was on a hero’s journey

Was it Colonel Mustard in the conservatory with the candlestick?

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Al Batt: The TV ran all over us and left laugh tracks behind

The TV looked down haughtily at me from its lofty perch as I sat in a waiting room, ...

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Al Batt: They made haste slowly, were laughing when police arrived

Like Don Quixote, I fight imaginary villains. I needed to do a few electronic signatures. This resulted in ...

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