Category Archives: animals

  1. 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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  2. Nanoparticles, Hamdogs, and Freaking Out

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    May 13, 2022 by libroshombre

                Our family’s Kentucky Derby brunch turned out to be fertile ground for intellectual speculation, ranging from sandwiches to parasocial …
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  3. Memories, Rats, and Hair Books

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    January 16, 2022 by libroshombre

    P.G. Wodehouse, the greatest humor writer of the twentieth century, claimed that “Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap …
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  4. 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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  5. Hissies, Conniptions, and Negligees

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    March 24, 2020 by libroshombre

    “Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within,” according to Ralph Waldo Emerson.  That’s true enough, but, …
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  6. Meadows of Gold, House of Wisdom, and Lovelorn Rhinos

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    November 19, 2019 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill, 479-4344                                                                          Oct. 31, 2019 My car’s a mini-bookmobile carrying a variety of books to match …
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  7. Russian Reticence, Doggie Brains, and the Dewey Decimal System

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    September 14, 2016 by libroshombre

      The Russian government could use some lessons in polite communications. Beside their proclivity for hacking, leaking, and mendaciousness, they’re …
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  8. Cheeks, Civility, and Locofocos

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    March 21, 2016 by libroshombre

      Cats and dogs are very different creatures, yet, with some exceptions, they can get along together civilly, as evidenced …
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  9. Shakespeare’s Tongue, Dog Listeners, and Gregarious Cockroaches

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    February 17, 2015 by libroshombre

    David Crystal’s book, “Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language,” has been on my reading table lately. The section on …
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  10. Dogs, Dr. Seuss, and the Moral Molecule

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    May 1, 2014 by libroshombre

    Most of my life’s been spent in the pleasurable company of dogs, and, like Mark Twain, I believe “The dog …
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