Why We Can’t Eat This Bird

First, allow me to recommend Lee Lofland’s The Graveyard Shift. It’s an awesomely awesome blog of awesomeness, full of cop stuff and links to more cop stuff. Cooking with Cops? He’s got it. Police tools? Got it. Reviews of cop shows? Yurp. Two words: awe and some.

And my second recommendation is like unto the first. Also a Lee Lofland offering is The Writers’ Police Academy. Scheduled for September in Nawth Cahlahnah, it looks SO COOL! Investigation and interrogation! Patrol car ride-alongs! Firearms training simulation! And Rumpole of the Bailey’s favorite: Bloodstain patterns! Now you, too, can solve The Penge Bungalow Murders!

Finally, here is the answer to the perennial question: Why can’t we eat this bird? Do not be alarmed because a video doesn’t show. It’s just audio. It’s an audio clip from one of my favorite movies, Ladyhawke. This bit of dialog is between a very young Matthew Broderick and Leo McKern as a disreputable priest.

So now you know.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: What would your main character give up as an exercise in self-denial?



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Why We Can’t Eat This Bird

  1. Lee Lofland

    February 15, 2013 at 10:52am

    Thanks for mentioning my blog and the Writers’ Police Academy, Marian. I do hope to see you and all your friends at the 2013 WPA. This will be our biggest and best ever. Our keynote speaker is Lisa Gardner, and our special guest speaker is Kathy Reichs.

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      Marian Allen

      February 15, 2013 at 1:25pm

      I won’t be there, because I seldom go that far afield, but I hope a LOT of people come. It looks FANTASTIC!

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