1. Fires, Bookmarks, and Leaky Privies

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    February 3, 2023 by libroshombre

                It’s sometimes interesting while reading a book to reflect upon the chain of prior readings that led you there.  …
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  2. King Ludd, Flow States, and Bill Russell

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    February 3, 2023 by libroshombre

                Flow states, switch-cost effect, and ludditeism have been worrisome lately; it started with a thought-terminating cliché, which is also …
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  3. Politicians, Lawyers, and Winnings Arguments

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    November 1, 2022 by libroshombre

                The Atlantic magazine referred to Ambrose Bierce, the civil war veteran and author as “The American Cynic,” and for …
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  4. Holey Moses! The Spasmodics and Rod McKuen

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    November 1, 2022 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill, 907-479-4344                                                       November 10, 2022             Children of the early 50s were exposed to some awful …
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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