1. Tsundoku, Eco, and Antilibraries

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    February 25, 2021 by libroshombre

                “He that revels in a well-chosen library has innumerable dishes, all of admirable flavor,” according to the Victorian writer …
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  2. Stupid Thorns and Sassy Emoticons

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    February 18, 2021 by libroshombre

                Old BBC Britcoms provides excellent escape from the pandemic to carefree, less restrictive times for my cellmate and me.  …
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  3. Misconceptions, Carrots, and Snowflakes

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    February 11, 2021 by libroshombre

                “The trouble with the world,” Mark Twain wrote, “is not that people know too little; it’s that they know …
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  4. Superman, Coups, and the Meaning of Democracy

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    February 4, 2021 by libroshombre

                It might be the wacky, frightening times we’re living in, but sometimes a confluence of different idea seems to …
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  5. Reading: A Pandemic Silver Lining

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    January 28, 2021 by libroshombre

                The last time the US Capitol was ransacked, it was by the British who also destroyed the nascent national …
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  6. States of Nature, Dark Triads, and Masking

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    January 21, 2021 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg hill, 479-4344                                                               January 21m 2021             Confucius taught that “Without knowing the force of words, it …
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  7. Laughing at Pandemics, Kings, and Abracadabra

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    January 14, 2021 by libroshombre

                Merriam-Webster.com has announced that, “based upon a statistical analysis of words that are looked up in extremely high numbers …
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  8. Castigators, Correcters, and Compassion

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    January 10, 2021 by libroshombre

                Anti-democracy insurgents are storming the Capitol Building and holding Congress hostage as I write this, while the President refuses …
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  9. Mercenaries, Landmarks, and Marginalia

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    January 2, 2021 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill, 479-4344                                                  December 31, 2020             Xenophon, the Greek mercenary and historian, left a fascinating account …
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  10. Cons, Curses, and the CBC

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    December 24, 2020 by libroshombre

    Once Marco Rubio said, “Donald Trump is a world-class con artist. He conned all these people that signed up for …
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