Happy Patriots’ Day!

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April 16th, 2018 Posted 8:34 am

To the rest of the country – from one of the places that celebrates it (the 2 being Mass. and Maine). Bad weather, so the Red Sox traditional 11 AM game is canceled, but the Marathon is on. As for what it’s about: the battle of Lexington green and the Old North Bridge in Concord. And freedom!

One if by land, and two if by sea;
And I on the opposite shore will be,
Ready to ride and spread the alarm
Through every Middlesex village and farm,
For the country-folk to be up and to arm.
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Beginnings (More)

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April 15th, 2018 Posted 8:34 am

On Sundays, we’ve been doing beginnings – all the Chet and Bernies (as part of Chetspeak) – and now taking on all the Peter Abrahams novels in chronological order. Here, from 2005, #15, DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE. This is the first of the Echo Falls series and my first children’s book. It came out the same year as OBLIVION (subject of last Sunday’s beginnings). DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE won the Agatha award for best children’s mystery.

[“A standout novel… The no-nonsense tone of the well-written prose, the multifacted characters, the hint of romance, and the subtly structured mystery open the potential fan base to include just about everyone.”
– Starred Review, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books]

Ingrid Levin-Hill, three weeks past her thirteenth birthday, sat thinking in her orthodontist’s waiting room. You’re born cute. Babies are cute. Not hard to guess why – it’s so everyone will forgive them for being such a pain. You grow a little older, and people say, “What beautiful hair,” or “Get a load of those baby blues,” or something nice that keeps you thinking you’re still on the cuteness track. Then you hit twelve or thirteen and boom, they tell you everything needs fixing.

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Nero

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April 14th, 2018 Posted 8:35 am

A terrible story from our neck of the woods. Hoping that Nero comes out of this all right.

https://www.policeone.com/K-9/articles/473559006-Slain-Mass-officers-K-9-survives-surgery/

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Meet Daisy

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April 13th, 2018 Posted 8:40 am

A discriminating reader.

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