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, a golden retriever named Dejah Thoris Princess of Mars, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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