Two Questions, No Answers

“Here’s a couple questions,” Bernie said. “One – did Ezra Printz know how to fly a plane? Two – did he have mental problems?”

Portia, Trimmer and Freddie all looked at one another. Two questions – and two’s a number I can handle – but their meaning zipped right by me. I did have a memory of that wrecked old biplane in the box canyon, the box canyon where we found a film can, the film can with film in it. And somewhere else we’d found another film can, the one with the Martin Ramirez painting inside. All of a sudden I thought of this baseball player with dreads that Bernie likes to watch – Manny Ramirez. How confusing was that?

“What the point of these questions?” Freddie said.

“The point is,” Bernie said, “that whoever gives us the answers gets a break. The other two go down.”

“A break like walking out of here?” Freddie said.

Bernie laughed. The laugh is the best human sound, and Bernie’s is tops. I just listened.

Answer for Mollypop: Yes, there will be Kindle for Thereby Hangs A Tail. Admin is very curious about how many people are reading for pleasure on Kindle.


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10 Responses to “Two Questions, No Answers”

  1. B. Stover
    3:26 am on September 24th, 2009

    I read novels on my Kindle all the time. I have the hard cover and the audio of Dog On It and if I travel anytime soon I'll get it on Kindle as well. Where's the logic in all of this…..don't ask Chet.

  2. Rebecca Rice
    3:44 am on September 24th, 2009

    Who reads the audio recording?

  3. Mollypop
    4:38 am on September 24th, 2009

    Mom says you should just go to – and that you may particularly like The Book Corner and The Book Bazaar. Both Dog on It and Chet can be searched. Chet, it's not good to eat but I think you'll like it anyway.

  4. B. Stover
    10:40 am on September 24th, 2009

    Rebecca: The audio cd is read by Jim Frangione…..really good.

  5. Siberian Husky
    1:40 pm on September 24th, 2009

    No kindle at my house–just books, lots of them. In fact, we are going to buy several copies of Dog on It in paperback and give them away as gifts.

  6. Steve K.
    4:05 am on September 25th, 2009

    I love my Kindle and read every day.

  7. Debbie LM
    4:39 am on September 25th, 2009

    No Kindle. Just love the feel of turning a page and unplugging from the rest of the world!

  8. KAREN
    5:05 am on September 25th, 2009

    Excellent stocking stuffer, Siberian Husky! Unfortunately, I couldn't wait until Christmas to tell people to read the book. So just about everyone has read Dog On It. I haven't managed to get them reading the blog yet…don't know why. I do it every day just like checking my email!

  9. Jenifer
    6:09 am on September 25th, 2009

    No Kindle, no interest in Kindle.

    NOTHING beats going to your favorite bookstore or library and pleasurably browsing and then taking your choice home for a good read. The physical book, the ambience, the habit of reading – I am not interested in anything that reduces the whole experience. And I suspect a lot of folks feel the same.

    I do extensive research and reading online already. For pleasure reading give me the BOOK.

  10. Ivy
    9:14 pm on September 25th, 2009

    Lots of thoughts about Kindle. Like B. Stover, I have the HC of Dog on It. I would love to find the audio to read/listen again. I have a long commute. I also would love to buy a Kindle, but I'm not sure it is in my budget, just yet. Soon, I hope.

    Rebecca, Mollypop…the narrator is very important to me. If I don't like the narrator, I'll just go for the book.

    Husky and Debbie, I love the page turning. When I'm not sitting in traffic, becoming lost in a book, turning those pages, is heaven to me. The smell of books in the stacks at the library…just about as luring to me as bacon strips on the counter are to Chet. But I'd still love to purchase a Kindle some day.

    I agree with Jenifer…the tactile page turning can't be beat, when you have the time.

    Karen, I check on Chet almost every day. I love this blog.

    Ok, ENOUGH of ME. Bottom line: Chet rules!

    I bid you all Peace.


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