So there was no April Fool's post. Why? I suppose in order to answer that question, you'd have to turn to Ernest himself.
Unfortunately, the estimable Ernest Bear, Esq., has gone on hiatus, citing the recent hail around town as reason enough to migrate temporarily to a warmer climate. (But seriously - warmer than California? I guess he could have gone to Hawaii, although that trip can be expensive.)
There, he assures me, he is resting up, sipping honey-nectar drinks through a straw and watching the sunsets. Ah, we could all be so lucky...
Keep tuned for the first ever Quarterly, coming soon. That, at least, is not Ernest's responsibility.