I guess Earl’s never heard the expression, “Vanity Search”.
No. The worst thing that would happen is Piro no longer trusts her.
This is actually great training for Bernice. If she does become a counselor, a psychologist, or a psychiatrist, she must keep things confidential.
Do you remember the Russian-American comedian, Yakov Smirnoff? I liked his line about this. “I saw a sign that said ‘No shoes, no shirt, no service.’ Just like in Russia! There you get no shoes, no shirt, and no service!”
You should give it a go. I believe it’s available on Project Gutenberg. Another one which I always read with it is “Inverted World” (sometimes it’s listed as “The Inverted World”) by Christopher Priest. The novel begins with, “I had reached the age of six hundred and fifty miles”.
That would be a 336 or 337 day year. Did you ever read Alexei Panshin’s novel “Rite of Passage”? The calendar in use by the society on their large spaceship had a year of 12 30-day months with a 5 or 6 day holiday called “Year End” (5 days for 3 years in a row, then the 4th year it was a 6 day holiday) between December and January, in effect a 13th month of just 5 or 6 days. Since they continued using the Earth’s year numbering system, my assumption is the society Panshin created for the novel continued the usual Leap Year calculation method.
Having 13 28-day months still will not keep the seasons in sync with the year. The time it takes the Earth to orbit the Sun is approximately 365.25 days. That’s why we have the Leap Day in most years divisible by 4. But, hey, that doesn’t seem to bother countries which adhere to the Islamic calendar for many things, but the Gregorian calendar for such things as agriculture.
Plus, I live in China. The calendar they use for the major holidays is the traditional Chinese lunar calendar which will have a leap month in 2025.
Actually, I’m starting to like the idea.
It’s also funny because Trump railed against “chain immigration” although he certainly had no problem sponsoring chain immigrants himself.