1. Pronouns, John Wayne, and Opposites

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    November 26, 2018 by libroshombre

    Did you celebrate International Pronoun Day on October 17?  Perhaps consideration of pronouns is beneath your dignity, but even the …
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  2. Nazis, Blockheads, and Libraries’ 5 Laws

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    November 24, 2018 by libroshombre

      “Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library,” Ralph Waldo Emerson once suggested.  “A company of the wisest …
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  3. Pops, Pies, and Humor

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    October 19, 2018 by libroshombre

    Reading and ice cream are delightful summer pursuits, although only the former’s good for you. Summer reading’s typically light and …
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  4. Book Buying, Book Reading, and Book Loving

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    October 17, 2018 by libroshombre

    Upon my arrival in Fairbanks in 1990, former State Senator Charlie Parr recommended I read “Generations: The History of America’s …
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  5. Pogo, Podiums, and Pharaohs

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    October 16, 2018 by libroshombre

    “Polyphiloprogenitive” was a good descriptor for Walt Kelly, the Pogo comic strip creator, poet, and political satirist, especially when it …
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  6. Greek Mysteries, N-Grams, and Deer Ankles

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    October 12, 2018 by libroshombre

    It’s no mystery; the old Greeks’ word “mysteria” meant “secret rite or doctrine,” according to the Online Etymology Dictionary, and …
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  7. Puppies, Spies, and Brains

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    October 11, 2018 by libroshombre

    Last week two fellow Osher Lifelong Learning students passed along some library-related amusements. One item, a Peanuts strip showing Charlie …
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