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Al Batt: The fair is where any problem can be solved with onion rings

It’s too hot, too humid, too rainy, too cramped.  Too bad. Like moths to a lightbulb, we are drawn ...

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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 ...

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Al Batt: I’m not a lawn whisperer nor a lawn enforcement officer

Have you ever wondered how many people collect matchbooks?

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Al Batt: The grackle mob put out a contract on my door

I was skipping across the yard. It was more stumbling than skipping. The day traveled at warp speed as ...

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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 ...

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Al Batt: Would you rather be rich or have $49 million to spend?

Rolling on a stinky, dead carp. That wasn’t my idea of winning the lottery.

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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.

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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 ...

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Al Batt: I can’t deal with cards even with an automatic shuffler

Hasenpfeffer, Euchre, Hucklybuck, Sheepshead and Pepper. Are they personal injury attorneys?

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

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

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Al Batt: The wind brings uninvited gusts to my neck of the woods

I’ve been picking up sticks in the yard. Great crop this year. I’ve picked rocks, too. It’s a ...

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Al Batt: Good tires and air — gifts that keep on giving in life

Who hasn’t had a flat tire? 

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