What’s In A Name?

Power is back! So, a day late, here’s What’s In A Name, wherein Mrs. Publicist and the writer discuss a character name from one of his books.

Mrs. P: What’ll it be this time, Pete?

Peter Abrahams (aka Spencer Quinn): How about Dr. Machado?

Mrs. P: The somewhat unhelpful shrink from THE RIGHT SIDE?

PA: Certainly unhelpful from his patient LeAnne’s point of view. Machado means ax or hatchet in Spanish and Portuguese.

Mrs. P: So – a crude kind of tool for doing delicate work?

PA: Exactly! You don’t need me anymore!

Mrs. P: See you April 15 for more of What’s In A Name!


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14 Responses to “What’s In A Name?”

  1. BearSpiritDog
    10:18 am on March 16th, 2018

    Dr. Machado! Interesting Background.

    Happy Friday, BooBear and All!

  2. Herd of Hounds
    10:19 am on March 16th, 2018

    Good morning everyone! So relieved that OFA is home safely and now has the power on. Enjoy “what’s in a name” as usual.
    Frabjous Friday to all.

  3. Herd of Hounds
    10:31 am on March 16th, 2018

    35 mushers into Nome and Kristie Berrington and Andy Pohl headed to Nome.

  4. Herd of Hounds
    10:32 am on March 16th, 2018

    Is there news from Finland?

  5. Masquers
    10:39 am on March 16th, 2018

    Very happy Spence is home safe and sound and cozy warm with the power on.

    HOH: We can remember the daze when the Berrington twins raced in tandem and arrived in Nome together…one time practically holding hands.
    Haven’t checked the race activity in Norway yet today. Last we heard a Swede was in the lead and the American team was resting. Were youse able to watch the interview with Seavey on F/b yesterday?

  6. Herd of Hounds
    10:57 am on March 16th, 2018

    Masquers, the DDD does FB but didn’t have the interview. We count our Plunderer family for news. We were surprised the twins didn’t run together too.

  7. B.Stover
    10:58 am on March 16th, 2018

    I’m glad Spence’s power is back on.

    Good morning all.

  8. BooBear
    1:54 pm on March 16th, 2018

    And what are you all waiting for?

    My “HAPPY FRIDAY’, of course!!

  9. Herd of Hounds
    2:22 pm on March 16th, 2018

    Bruggeman, Zappa and Daugherty are headed for Nome.!!!

  10. Herd of Hounds
    2:35 pm on March 16th, 2018

    Lev Shvartz also heading towards Nome.

  11. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    3:17 pm on March 16th, 2018

    Birthday!…Yippeee! The next What’s In A Name will be on my birthday!…snort!…Maybe they will discuss Uncle Rio…chuffle!burp!

  12. dawson
    7:56 pm on March 16th, 2018

    What’s in a Name?
    Machado – yikes!
    My childhood dentist was named Dr. Patch and there is a chiropractor up here named Dr. Mangle.

    The Berrington twins!
    Kristy got married to Andy Pohl and this is his rookie Iditarod so husband and wife ran together this year and Anna went on her own.

    HOH: Thanks for all your updates!

  13. Herd of Hounds
    8:36 pm on March 16th, 2018

    Eleven mushers and their teams are still on the trail. The herd is praying for fair weather for them.

  14. Ole Doc
    9:56 pm on March 16th, 2018

    There may or may not have been an accident of the misdeed variety in the kitchen today. It is possible, I may or may not have blamed Gomez for this misdeed. Life is good.

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