1. Conning, Theivery, and Goatish Retribution

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    June 3, 2021 by libroshombre

                “Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication …
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  2. Evites, N-grams, and Bloody Tubs

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    May 21, 2021 by libroshombre

                “Mutable” is a good word that means “prone to change, inconstant,” according to Merriam-Webster, and it also describes all …
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  3. Fables, Roadmaps, and Dancing Masters

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    May 13, 2021 by libroshombre

                Streets intersect, as do thoughts; mine recently crossed place names, sunflowers, and libraries. It began with watching my spouse’s …
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  4. Fables, Roadmaps, and Dancing Masters

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    May 7, 2021 by libroshombre

                When I recently found myself reading something titled “Political Uses of Theaesopic Fable,” who else could I blame than …
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  5. Conspiracies, Communications, and Truth Sandwiches

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    April 29, 2021 by libroshombre

                LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill, 479-4344                                                                          April 29, 2021             Michelle Cottle, a member of the NYTimes editorial board, …
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  6. Pecans, Emus, and Vertebrae

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    April 22, 2021 by libroshombre

                You’d think after three decades in Alaska my hackles wouldn’t still rise when someone pronounces “pecan” as if they’re …
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  7. Neanderthals, Dogs, and the Love Hormone

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    April 19, 2021 by libroshombre

                Philosopher Immanuel Kant liked to remind us that, “All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the …
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. (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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