Over on the FB page on Saturday we invited reader questions and this week we’ll get to them. How about we start with Beth Grotton Werner, who writes: “I would just like Bernie to be safe, happy, and comfortably wealthy.”

Answer: And so would I, and not just for Bernie. But also for you and you and you, and even me! Two things: First, my mother, who taught me most of what I know about writing, believed in making things hard for the protagonist (the agon Greek root is all about contest.) Second, is it possible that there is at least one thing more important to Bernie than the three Beth mentioned? I believe there is, even if he couldn’t articulate it. I won’t spell it out because that’s an aversion of mine, but it’s a 7 letter word beginning with J.

More answers tomorrow – unless this is too boring.




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18 Responses to “Q&A”

  1. Herd of Hounds
    10:20 am on November 16th, 2020

    Could “justice” be close?

  2. B. Stover
    10:51 am on November 16th, 2020

    I think it is “justice.”

    Good day to all.

  3. Wose-The Small and Meek
    12:29 pm on November 16th, 2020


    Justice would be my guess too. I like the Q&A thing!

    Belle Starr: I never realized how hard it is to vacuum glitter and wotnot from a rug. Heh!

    Good day to all!

  4. Mpop & Loulou’s Mom
    1:01 pm on November 16th, 2020

    Dawson, you called it!

    I got up this morning to see the TV report “Lake Erie seiche Submerges Neighborhoods.”

  5. Herd of Hounds
    2:39 pm on November 16th, 2020

    Wose, once the glitter comes off of something and lands on your floor you will find it and not always in the same places! Five years ago a friend brought her Granddaughters over to show us their costumes and I am still finding glitter in the bathroom, in the great room, in the kitchen, in the screen room, on the sunporch.

  6. Hobbit
    2:40 pm on November 16th, 2020

    I’ve never been able to play word games: Scrabble, Wheel of Fortune, etc. My brain doesn’t work that way.

    Rio: I’ve heard about the bar of soap also–either tucked under the sheet or lightly tied behind the knee in bed. It is something about the soap changing chemistry. Some people swear by it.

    Cold but blue skies and sunshine. My favorite kind of day. Taking it easy, reading. BBL

  7. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    3:25 pm on November 16th, 2020

    Justice!…Or maybe Jackpot!!…snort!heh!

  8. Staff
    4:25 pm on November 16th, 2020

    I have been getting nagging reminders from my car dealership. They want me to come into the big city of Fargo and get my oil changed. I had it changed a year ago and have only driven 7064 miles on it since then.
    This type of fancy synthetic oil is supposed to be changed every 10,000 miles OR one year.
    I don’t want to go into the big city with the most Covid cases in the state.
    Call me paranoid
    So what do you all think?

    Go or no go?

  9. Staff
    4:27 pm on November 16th, 2020

    Note: It is an hour drive each way! Plus hanging around in the pestilence filled waiting room.

  10. Staff
    4:43 pm on November 16th, 2020

    Thanks for signing my book Peter/Spence!

  11. dawson
    5:16 pm on November 16th, 2020

    Jimslim! Oh wait, my dyslexia is showing. Slim Jim! Phoeey! It’s 2 words and doesn’t start with “j”. I’m not too good at this.

    Staff: No! You still got 3,000 miles to go. Also: perhaps you can trade labor with one of the younger farmers to change it for you.

    Mpop’s and Loulou’s Mom: I’m going to look up who got buried by the Seiche.

  12. Hobbit
    7:09 pm on November 16th, 2020

    Staff: don’t go. Also some dealerships if you live a certain distance away will let you use a nearby car place for oil changes under your warranty. My 2 cents.

  13. Bluecat
    7:23 pm on November 16th, 2020

    Staff — don’t go. My girl who is an RN asked mom to please limit her grocery trips to once a week or even to start delivery. She’s very concerned by the high numbers and wants all to be safe. That definitely includes Plunderers!!

  14. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:35 pm on November 16th, 2020

    Nancy!…Don’t go!…grunt!…My friend had to have major car repair weeks ago and they did not have a waiting room…grump!…Because she is alone in this world she had to wait outside in the wind for almost 2 hours…wheeze!…If that doesn’t make one sick I don’t know what will. Except for being in a crowded room waiting on yer car….gruffle!

  15. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:38 pm on November 16th, 2020

    Wait!…The major major repair she actually got a run down old car to use…sniff!…For this last tire repair (roofing nails!) she had to wait the hour and a half in the wind…grumble!…There were others waiting on tire repair that day…roofing nails….damn them!

  16. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:40 pm on November 16th, 2020

    Jackpot!…I was confused. I do believe “Jackpot” is my favorite word and not Bernie’s….snorkel!…Of course he is for Justice for one and All…weep!

  17. Riõ - The Evil Pug
    7:44 pm on November 16th, 2020

    Staff!…This here State is right behind youse in the pestilence factor….sniff!…People just wont do wot they are supposed to do. Are they daft? Or just don’t care….Maybe they think it is a good way to commit suicide and murder at the same time without going to jail??…wheeze!…I know I have to wear a Pug-Mask when I go out to do my duty and it is not fun..but my friend insists after that first Pug contracted Covid….yeeep!

  18. Hobbit
    12:25 am on November 17th, 2020

    COVID numbers skyrocketing in Alaska and Anchorage. My doctor says that the next two months Anchorage will be “our NYC.” Yeep.

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