1. Laughing at Pandemics, Kings, and Abracadabra

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    January 14, 2021 by libroshombre

                Merriam-Webster.com has announced that, “based upon a statistical analysis of words that are looked up in extremely high numbers …
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  2. Castigators, Correcters, and Compassion

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    January 10, 2021 by libroshombre

                Anti-democracy insurgents are storming the Capitol Building and holding Congress hostage as I write this, while the President refuses …
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  3. Mercenaries, Landmarks, and Marginalia

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    January 2, 2021 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill, 479-4344                                                  December 31, 2020             Xenophon, the Greek mercenary and historian, left a fascinating account …
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  4. Cons, Curses, and the CBC

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    December 24, 2020 by libroshombre

    Once Marco Rubio said, “Donald Trump is a world-class con artist. He conned all these people that signed up for …
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  5. Harems, Parties, and Understanding

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    December 17, 2020 by libroshombre

                Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “A man’s library is a sort of a harem,” and booklovers know a person’s …
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  6. Cannibals, Spies, and Rogue Librarians

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    December 12, 2020 by libroshombre

                In “You Only Live Twice,” the recently deceased Sean Connery portrayed his iconic James Bond spy character pretending to …
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  7. Ogmios, Psychopomps, and Steve Reeves

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    November 26, 2020 by libroshombre

                Saying Grannybelle Dunlap, my maternal grandmother, was a conservative Christian, is putting it far too mildly.  To her the …
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  8. Splogs, Abjads, and Con Nags

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    November 23, 2020 by libroshombre

                Intriguing words popped up this week, namely “splog,” “lox,” “abjad,” and “nom sang.”  My mom sprang splog on us …
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  9. Hotdogs, Vaccinations, and Tree Bending Poets

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    October 16, 2020 by libroshombre

                Dipping a toe into the Internet’s torrent of real and unreal information is all that’s required for a full …
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  10. Founts, Gags, and Reality

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    October 2, 2020 by libroshombre

                A “fount of knowledge” is “a person, organization, book, etc. that provides reliable information, advice, or ideas,” according to …
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