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Things Past

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May 19th, 2022 Posted 6:49 am

Bernie opened the envelope, took out some papers, leafed through.

“What’s that?” Weatherly said.

“Evidence.”

“Of what?”

Bernie looked up. “Of me going through high school in a state of oblivion.”

(coming 8/9. Pre-orders mandated by law.)

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Baseball’s Back!

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March 11th, 2022 Posted 7:00 am

And baseball’s important in Bark To The Future, the next Chet and Bernie novel (8/9, available for preorder). Bernie pitched for Chisholm High back in the day (high school also being important in this story). For example:

“The girls must have loved you,” she said.

“Huh? What girls?”

“The Chisholm girls, of course. They had a reputation back in the day.”

“Oh? Like what?”

“A reputation, Bernie,” Weatherly said. She ran her bare foot under the hem of his jeans. “Capisce?”

“Um,” said Bernie. “I, uh … well, in retrospect, maybe …” His voice got strangely thick and he came to a halt.

“Plus what with you being the big flamethrower and all, dot dot dot,” Weatherly said. She seemed to be having lots of fun all of a sudden, for reasons I didn’t know but felt quite nearby, possibly even in my eventual grasp. And that didn’t happen often! All of a sudden I was having lots of fun, too! Imagine that! Just lounging on the patio and doing zip could be a tip top experience.

“Flamethrower?” said Bernie.

“Up there on the mound,” Weatherly went on. Then came a long pause, “mound” somehow staying around for a bit. “Dishing out the heat,” she added after a while. “What did you like better? A windup or pitching out of the stretch?”

“Stop,” Bernie said.

“Stop?” Weatherly’s eyes, deep and dark, opened wide. “Stop what? Stop with the inside baseball?”

Bernie laughed. Weatherly joined in. They laughed together, laughed and laughed. It turned into a kind of music. I came very close to prancing around before the laughter died out.

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Legal Rights

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March 8th, 2022 Posted 7:09 am

Bernie opened the envelope, took out some papers, leafed through.
“What’s that?” Weatherly said.
“Evidence.”
“Of what?”
Bernie looked up. “Of me going through high school in a state of oblivion.”

(I’m guessing everyone out there went to high school, at least for a year or two. High school is important in Bark To The Future, coming 8/9 and preorderable now. Exercise your legal right!)

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High School, Bernie, Bark To The Future

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January 12th, 2022 Posted 8:19 am

I wasn’t going to do this yet – although Bark To The Future, the next Chet and Bernie book is available for pre-order we don’t have the cover art yet – but here’s a very brief snippet that perhaps hints at how the reader-suggested title fits (in that off-center way I often find appealing):

Bernie opened the envelope, took out some papers, leafed through.

“What’s that?” Weatherly said.

“Evidence.”

“Of what?”

Bernie looked up. “Of me going through high school in a state of oblivion.”

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