1. Pops, Pies, and Humor

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    October 19, 2018 by libroshombre

    Reading and ice cream are delightful summer pursuits, although only the former’s good for you. Summer reading’s typically light and …
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  2. Book Buying, Book Reading, and Book Loving

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    October 17, 2018 by libroshombre

    Upon my arrival in Fairbanks in 1990, former State Senator Charlie Parr recommended I read “Generations: The History of America’s …
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  3. Pogo, Podiums, and Pharaohs

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    October 16, 2018 by libroshombre

    “Polyphiloprogenitive” was a good descriptor for Walt Kelly, the Pogo comic strip creator, poet, and political satirist, especially when it …
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  4. Greek Mysteries, N-Grams, and Deer Ankles

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    October 12, 2018 by libroshombre

    It’s no mystery; the old Greeks’ word “mysteria” meant “secret rite or doctrine,” according to the Online Etymology Dictionary, and …
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  5. Puppies, Spies, and Brains

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    October 11, 2018 by libroshombre

    Last week two fellow Osher Lifelong Learning students passed along some library-related amusements. One item, a Peanuts strip showing Charlie …
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  6. Nero, Thi, and Horatio

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    September 25, 2018 by libroshombre

      It’s true that lately I go to bed nightly with a corpulent, orchid-loving genius: Nero Wolfe, the best literary …
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  7. Guys, Dudes, and Brodies

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    August 26, 2018 by libroshombre

      A decade ago the New York Post ran an article by Jasmine Williams titled “Steve Brodie – Daredevil or …
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