1. Browsing with Mimi, Trina, and Beverly

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    April 8, 2021 by libroshombre

                My daughter Mimi was eight the winter of 1997 when she received a letter from Trina Schart Hyman, the …
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  2. Judy’s Bookshelf and the OED

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    April 3, 2021 by libroshombre

                Where the heck is Judy Woodruff’s copy of “Grant,” Ron Chernow’s excellent biography of the 18th President?  I remain …
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  3. (Description, Prescription, and WTF Awards)

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    March 18, 2021 by libroshombre

                The differences between the Biden administration and Trump’s are manifold, but among the more glaring is their approach to …
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  4. Curious Cabinets, Pig Pianos, and Lonesome-Fret

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    March 18, 2021 by libroshombre

                “Lonesome-Fret” is a condition described as “the feeling of restlessness or unease that comes from being on your own …
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  5. Tsundoku, Eco, and Antilibraries

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    February 25, 2021 by libroshombre

                “He that revels in a well-chosen library has innumerable dishes, all of admirable flavor,” according to the Victorian writer …
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  6. Stupid Thorns and Sassy Emoticons

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    February 18, 2021 by libroshombre

                Old BBC Britcoms provides excellent escape from the pandemic to carefree, less restrictive times for my cellmate and me.  …
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  7. Misconceptions, Carrots, and Snowflakes

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    February 11, 2021 by libroshombre

                “The trouble with the world,” Mark Twain wrote, “is not that people know too little; it’s that they know …
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  8. Superman, Coups, and the Meaning of Democracy

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    February 4, 2021 by libroshombre

                It might be the wacky, frightening times we’re living in, but sometimes a confluence of different idea seems to …
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  9. Reading: A Pandemic Silver Lining

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    January 28, 2021 by libroshombre

                The last time the US Capitol was ransacked, it was by the British who also destroyed the nascent national …
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  10. States of Nature, Dark Triads, and Masking

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    January 21, 2021 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg hill, 479-4344                                                               January 21m 2021             Confucius taught that “Without knowing the force of words, it …
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