The first of April

April Fool’s Day apparently traces its origins to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. The gist of a shallow dive into the search engines reveals no one knows where the idea of playing (usually) harmless practical jokes on April 1 came from.

Sometimes I see a headline and come to the conclusion that someone has declared it Fool’s Year or Fool’s Decade or the Century of the Fools; forget about having a single day to pull the wool over people’s eyes in fun, although some of this isn’t funny.

I’d prattle on, but I’m late for a cup of coffee with my friends Elvis Presley and D.B. Cooper. They love this day every year.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, and an insistent cat. Author of Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, A Bridge at Crossroads, Refuse to be Afraid, and A Scream of Consciousness.

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