1. Ice, Dirt, and Experience

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    August 5, 2022 by libroshombre

                Albert Einstein once said, “The only source of knowledge is experience,” but there are many methods of gaining experience, …
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  2. Diapers, Jokes, and Mercy Seats

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    August 5, 2022 by libroshombre

                She was known as Maud to the Saxon serfs, and Matilda in the Latin by the nobility, but either …
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  3. Scherpstekendevliegs, Anticipation, and Unreadable Books

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    July 9, 2022 by libroshombre

                Anticipation can be excruciating, but also sweet, as A.A. Milne illustrated in writing “‘Well,’ said Pooh, ‘what I like …
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  4. Tolerance, Trousers, and Egyptian Bar Jokes

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    July 9, 2022 by libroshombre

                International Tolerance Day won’t roll around until November 16, but it’s increasingly obvious we ought to celebrate “sympathy or …
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  5. Annotations, Ink Drinkers, and Pleasure Reading

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    July 9, 2022 by libroshombre

                Knowing I’d just returned from a Seattle trip, a friend needlessly asked if I’d visited any bookstores.  Well, I …
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  6. Griffonage, Chins, and Satchmo

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    July 9, 2022 by libroshombre

       There’s plenty that you and I don’t know.  As expressed by Donald Rumsfeld in his typically tortured manner, “As …
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  7. Tolerance, Trousers, and Egyptian Bar Jokes

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    June 18, 2022 by libroshombre

                International Tolerance Day won’t roll around until November 16, but it’s increasingly obvious we ought to celebrate “sympathy or …
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  8. Peeves, Persiflage, and Portmanteaux

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    June 18, 2022 by libroshombre

                “Foist,” “to introduce surreptitiously,” is a word I like, perhaps because librarians enjoy  foisting books and information, albeit overtly, …
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  9. Ashurbanipal’s Library, Queen Readers, and the Intolerably Stupid

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    May 23, 2022 by libroshombre

                Once upon a time, back when literacy was really rare, no one ever read silently to themselves, and all …
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  10. Nanoparticles, Hamdogs, and Freaking Out

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    May 13, 2022 by libroshombre

                Our family’s Kentucky Derby brunch turned out to be fertile ground for intellectual speculation, ranging from sandwiches to parasocial …
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