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Lord, what fools these mortals be…

We spent April Fool’s Day in Ann Arbor (Michigan) at the Festifools Parade. It started 6 or 7 years back by some university students and teachers, and has turned into quite a foolish affair for all ages! Enjoy a few pictures… Humanity is a parade of fools, and I am at the front of it, twirling a baton. -Dean Koontz  “I was kidnapped by aliens, they came down from outer space with ray guns, but I fooled them by wearing a wig and laughing in a foreign accent, and I escaped.”― Neil Gaiman, Coraline  Colleges don’t make fools, they only develop them. Continue reading

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Book Review: Chasing Fire by Nora Roberts

Chasing FireAuthor: Nora RobertsPublication: Putnam Adult; 1ST edition (April 12, 2011); PB Jove (April 3, 2012)Description: The number-one New York Times-bestselling author delves into the world of elite firefighters who thrive on danger and adrenaline–men and women who wouldn’t know how to live life if it wasn’t on the edge.There’s little as thrilling as firefighting–at least to Rowan Tripp. The Missoula smoke jumpers are in Rowan’s blood: her father is a legend. She’s been fighting fires since her eighteenth birthday. At this point, returning to the wilds of Montana for the season feels like coming home–even with reminders of the partner she lost last season still lingering.Fortunately, this year’s rookie crop is one of the strongest ever–and Gulliver Curry’s one of the best. He’s also a walking contradiction, a hotshot firefighter with a big vocabulary and a winter job at a kids’ arcade.Everything is thrown off balance when a dark presence lashes out against Rowan, looking to blame someone for last year’s tragedy. Continue reading

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