1. Covid, Euclid, and the Isle of Demons

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    September 24, 2020 by libroshombre

                A series of unfortunate events crippled my understanding of algebra, but geometry made sense, thanks to Pete Johnson, my …
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  2. Browsing Shelves, Sacrificing Children, and Virile Bridegrooms

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    September 18, 2020 by libroshombre

                Browsing well-stocked libraries is a booklover’s delight and one many of us are missing while our public library’s shelves …
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  3. Communicating, Grooming, and Gossiping

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    September 10, 2020 by libroshombre

                Some books really stick with you, and Harold Innis’ “Empire and Communications” is one of mine.  It’s “a sweeping …
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  4. Books, Bells, and Morals

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    September 3, 2020 by libroshombre

                It’s fascinating how the human mind skips around, sometimes fruitfully, like recent consideration of a naked pig-chasing man leading …
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  5. Inspiring Explorers and Magnates

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    August 28, 2020 by libroshombre

                I adore people and things that incite my curiosity and desire to learn.  For example, every edition of Lapham’s …
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  6. Dogs, Sleep, and Dreams,

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    August 28, 2020 by libroshombre

                Many dog owners agree with Charles Schultz, the famed Peanuts creator, that, “Happiness is a warm puppy,” and with …
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  7. Guglers, Jogleurs, and Mad Charles’ Library

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    August 14, 2020 by libroshombre

    Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move …
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  8. Oompah-Loompahs, Railroads, and Racism

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    Perhaps the most important book I read in college was “James and the Giant Peach,” the first children’s novel written …
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  9. Tits, Thoth, and Bias

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    A hot-rodding uncle ensured my early exposure to Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s Rat Fink, an “anti-Mickey Mouse” cartoon character of …
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  10. Exhastipation, Proto-sloth, and Thunderclappers

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    My just-before-bed reading is often one of Nero Wolfe’s mysteries narrated by the great detective’s henchman, Archie.  Last night Archie …
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