1. Bond, Bananas, and Humperdink Fangboner

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    March 23, 2018 by libroshombre

      Nineteenth century poet and reformer Helen Hunt Jackson once wrote, “Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each …
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  2. Cats, Catalogs, Clocks, and Ctesibius

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    March 23, 2018 by libroshombre

    Several cats in my life have convinced me that Sigmund Freud was full of hooey when he said, “Time spent …
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  3. Muscle-wire, Aerogel, and the Library of Water

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    March 22, 2018 by libroshombre

    “Mahabharata;” at 90,000 verses, is the “single longest poem in the world.” That’s from one of several library books that …
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  4. Apples, Alphabets, and Wine

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    March 5, 2018 by libroshombre

    If “Language is wine upon the lips,” as Virginia Woolf espoused, English is sometimes the language of winos. Take that …
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  5. Anu, Dana, and Nero

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    February 5, 2018 by libroshombre

      Today’s word, pneumooultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, came to my attention from A.Word.A.Day – “the most welcome mass email in cyberspace,” according to …
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  6. Bibliothecarial Ignorance and School Boards

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    January 29, 2018 by libroshombre

      Adolph Hitler’s better known than Dr. Dee, Queen Elizabeth I’s one-man think tank, but both were involved in the …
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  7. Anu, Elmer, and Helen

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    January 29, 2018 by libroshombre

      Texas Monthly Magazine’s January Bum Steer awards are a New Year tradition in which the worst of the worst …
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