1. Bibliolaters, Bibliophiles, and Booksellers

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    May 13, 2019 by libroshombre

    Here’s a story about a pricelessly unique 16th century book that’s just been rediscovered that describes 15,000 other books. Last …
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  2. Confidence, Kissing, and Convicts

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    May 5, 2019 by libroshombre

    The ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu said we should feign inferiority to encourage our opponents’ unwarranted arrogance. That’s easy for …
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  3. Doodah, Play-Doh, and Art

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    April 28, 2019 by libroshombre

    Here are three art-related questions for you involving music, sculpture, and painting: are smells and paint-by-number paintings really art, and …
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  4. Nicknames, Pseudonyms, and Imposters

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    April 7, 2019 by libroshombre

    The Legends of Austin Soccer, an annual reunion of ancient soccer players, meets, so nicknames have been on my mind. …
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  5. Jackrabbits, Pecans, and Colophons

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    March 28, 2019 by libroshombre

    Reading in the newspaper about Dubai having “the largest artificial tree in the world” harkened me back to the first …
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  6. Demagogues, Scoundrels, and Tyrants

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    March 18, 2019 by libroshombre

    Reading history often provides useful insights into why people behave as they do, and, while it’s left me wondering about …
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  7. Righting Wrongs, Writing Wrong, and the Power of Mistakes

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    March 18, 2019 by libroshombre

    Martial arts maestro Bruce Lee wrote in his book, “Striking Thoughts,” that “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the …
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