1. Ogmios, Psychopomps, and Steve Reeves

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    November 26, 2020 by libroshombre

                Saying Grannybelle Dunlap, my maternal grandmother, was a conservative Christian, is putting it far too mildly.  To her the …
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  2. Splogs, Abjads, and Con Nags

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    November 23, 2020 by libroshombre

                Intriguing words popped up this week, namely “splog,” “lox,” “abjad,” and “nom sang.”  My mom sprang splog on us …
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  3. Hotdogs, Vaccinations, and Tree Bending Poets

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    October 16, 2020 by libroshombre

                Dipping a toe into the Internet’s torrent of real and unreal information is all that’s required for a full …
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  4. Founts, Gags, and Reality

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    October 2, 2020 by libroshombre

                A “fount of knowledge” is “a person, organization, book, etc. that provides reliable information, advice, or ideas,” according to …
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  5. Covid, Euclid, and the Isle of Demons

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    September 24, 2020 by libroshombre

                A series of unfortunate events crippled my understanding of algebra, but geometry made sense, thanks to Pete Johnson, my …
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  6. Browsing Shelves, Sacrificing Children, and Virile Bridegrooms

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    September 18, 2020 by libroshombre

                Browsing well-stocked libraries is a booklover’s delight and one many of us are missing while our public library’s shelves …
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  7. Communicating, Grooming, and Gossiping

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    September 10, 2020 by libroshombre

                Some books really stick with you, and Harold Innis’ “Empire and Communications” is one of mine.  It’s “a sweeping …
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  8. Books, Bells, and Morals

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    September 3, 2020 by libroshombre

                It’s fascinating how the human mind skips around, sometimes fruitfully, like recent consideration of a naked pig-chasing man leading …
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  9. Inspiring Explorers and Magnates

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    August 28, 2020 by libroshombre

                I adore people and things that incite my curiosity and desire to learn.  For example, every edition of Lapham’s …
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  10. Dogs, Sleep, and Dreams,

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    August 28, 2020 by libroshombre

                Many dog owners agree with Charles Schultz, the famed Peanuts creator, that, “Happiness is a warm puppy,” and with …
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