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Patrick Barcus

Patrick Barcus holds an MFA from Butler University and teaches writing at Indiana State University. He’s the front-man for the local band, Saturday Shoes, and also happens to be one hell of a poet.

Go West, Old Man

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Editorial Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed on this web site are solely those of the original authors and other contributors. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of National Road Magazine, the NRM staff, and/or any/all contributors to this site. It’s just before midnight on Sunday of ...

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Gus Moon: A Traveler’s Tale

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by Patrick Barcus photos by Brittney Way, Jennifer Taylor, and Joe Augustin It’s 5:30 in the evening in early April and Gus Moon is sitting at my kitchen counter watching out the window as the weather changes with the speed of a time lapse film. It was hailing when he ...

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The Full Griswold

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Every year on the day after Thanksgiving, my family devotes the entire day to putting up our Christmas decorations. And let me be perfectly clear: the Barcus household takes Christmas very seriously, from the ultimate purpose of moving us spiritually as card-carrying Methodists, to the more pop-culture side of things. ...

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Gus Moon: All Original

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By Patrick Barcus It’s mid-February, four degrees Fahrenheit… …minus eleven with the wind chill. Pillars of ghostly snow are picked up by the breeze and dance a ring around the Putnam County Courthouse. I sit in my car, heater cranked, waiting. My phone rings. On the other end is Gus ...

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