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Roy Blount Jr.

An illustration of a couple on a tandem bike; a man pedals in the front while a woman paints him from the back

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Life on the other side of the easel

An illustration of a man swimming in bourbon in a glass bottle

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Have a tipple…and a chuckle?

A watercolor illustration of a man with a shovel and bucket chasing a brown horse in a field

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Exulting in the joys (and uses) of a pile of poo

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In praise of a life of duality

Arts & Culture

A local’s daily observations—and exotic animal encounters—in New Orleans’ French Quarter

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Doing whatever it takes to save (part of) our planet

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A passionate plea for a simpler plate of food

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A few words on words from the past

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For one Southerner, shrinking stature is more than a matter of inches

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Behind every good gardener is a homemade dirt heap

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Looking between the lines in New Orleans

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Remembering a “Southern” original

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Arriving at a truce between leafy greens

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A few choice words about Father Time

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A thoughtful study on worms, from gardening partners to backyard foes

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The hall of fame induction speech
that might have been

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A piercing discussion on the point of mosquitoes

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Getting to the bottom of a linguistic trough

Travel

Roy Blount Jr. steps back in time to his family’s old-school summers on the water

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Not feeling sheepish about the barnyard Billy