Tag Archives: NONFICTION

To Kill a Watchman

To Kill a Watchman

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During my last semester of graduate school, when MFA applications were pending, I was granted a sign from the literary gods. It came in the form of a poorly-worded tweet that was linked, forwarded, and tagged to me at least five times, all from different people: “RECENTLY DISCOVERED NOVEL FROM HARPER LEE, AUTHOR OF TOmore

Curable by Marriage

Curable by Marriage

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“You can’t start here, you can’t admit this to anyone, for fear they’ll doubt your love is real…” more

BULL ON TAP: BUDWEISER (AKA “AMERICA”)

BULL ON TAP: BUDWEISER (AKA “AMERICA”)

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we prefer our patriotism cold, pale and mass-produced…more

BULL ON TAP: STEEL RESERVE 211

BULL ON TAP: STEEL RESERVE 211

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Its 24-ounce presence sends shudders of teenage nausea throughout the room…more

A Photo for Your Wallet

A Photo for Your Wallet

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I had dreams that a boyfriend would mean an 8 x10 photograph framed and on the mantle, whether there was an actual mantle, it did not matter.more

BULL ON TAP: BUSCH

BULL ON TAP: BUSCH

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A 4.3% abv enigma, Busch is surprisingly drinkable with as much taste as the beer’s slogan has meaning: “Clear and bright as mountain air.”more

BULL ON TAP: OETTINGER PILS

BULL ON TAP: OETTINGER PILS

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Germany’s best selling beer: “0% BORING. 100% FOAM BEARD.”
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BULL On Tap: Coors Light

BULL On Tap: Coors Light

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There’s Cool, and Then There’s (celebrity spokesman Jean Claude) Van Damme Coolmore

BULL On Tap: Corona Extra

BULL On Tap: Corona Extra

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…if there’s nothing to hide, what’s the lime for?more

Crackheads and Corn

Crackheads and Corn

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“The explosion of drugs like meth and crack in Rural America has torn away at the psyche of each and every small townmore