A fool’s errand

From 2006 through 2018, skipping 2013, I wrote an annual April Fool’s Day story for the Times-Gazette. I had a lot of fun with them, and I think they were well-received in the communty.

They were so well-received, in fact, that one year a community institution tried to co-opt the feature and get me to write a story that would have been a barely-disguised promotion for that institution. I resisted, not because I had anything against that institution; I’ve been a supporter for years. But it would have ruined the purpose of the feature, which was just for fun. I was livid when the institution then tried…



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