1. Radioactive Toys, Staple Removers, and Ubuntu

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    November 30, 2021 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN  “The Rudest States in the United States,” an internet article by Kathy Morris, left me ruminating about anger …
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  2. Thumbs, Maxims, and Regret

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    November 6, 2021 by libroshombre

                “Doctors say that our thumb is our master-finger and that our French word for it, ‘pouce,’ derives from the Latin …
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  3. Pop-Tarts, Frogs, and the Alamo

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    November 6, 2021 by libroshombre

                “Woman Sues Kellogg Over Lack of Strawberries in Strawberry Pop-Tarts,” a recent Washington Post article, got me considering how …
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  4. Friendships, Moons, and Jousting

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    November 6, 2021 by libroshombre

                Michel Montaigne had a lot to say about friendship.  In his essay, “On Friendship,” a paean to his deceased …
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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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