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Happy Patriots’ Day!

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April 19th, 2021 Posted 7:37 am

Lexington Green. Old North Bridge. Do kids still learn this history? Anyway, it’s Patriots’ Day here in Massachusetts, and also in Maine. Wisconsin, too? Can any badgers confirm? And recently Connecticut may have joined the parade. No Boston Marathon, but the Red Sox are at home for their traditional morning game (for those who follow baseball). So Happy Patriots’ Day! It meant a lot to Emerson and still does, I hope!

By the rude bridge that arched the flood,
Their flag to April’s breeze unfurled,
Here once the embattled farmers stood,
And fired the shot heard round the world.

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Beginnings

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April 18th, 2021 Posted 7:36 am

On Sunday we do beginnings, taking a look at the start of a Peter Abrahams novel, including those written under the Spencer Quinn moniker. How about today we take a look at the start of a novel that’s not even published yet? If that’s too crazy, please stop reading now. Otherwise, here’s the beginning of Tender Is The Bite, coming July 7:

“I think we’re being followed,” Bernie said.

That had to be one of Bernie’s jokes. Have I mentioned that he can be quite the jokester? Probably not, since we’re just getting started, but who else except Bernie would even think of saying that? We were creeping along at walking speed on the East Canyon Freeway at rush hour, stuck in an endless river of traffic – of course we were being followed, followed by too many cars to count! Not only too many for me to count – I don’t go past two – but also for Bernie. And Bernie’s always the smartest human in the room, one of the reasons the Little Detective Agency is so successful, leaving out the finances part. It’s called that on account of Bernie’s last name being Little. I’m Chet, pure and simple, not the smartest human in the room, in fact, not human. I bring other things to the table.

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Pareidolia (More)

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April 17th, 2021 Posted 9:01 am

What we were calling pareidolia yesterday is more probably more precisely defined as nephelococcygia. Thanks to Herd of Hounds for retrieving this example:

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Pareidolia

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April 16th, 2021 Posted 7:55 am

Looking for more like this? Anybody?

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