Category Archives: books

  1. Banana Peels, White Wings, and Moby Dick

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    March 12, 2022 by libroshombre

                Eric Hoffer, the American longshoreman philosopher, noticed that “Whenever you trace the origin of a skill or practices which …
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  2. Comics, Maypoles, and Book Banning

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    March 12, 2022 by libroshombre

    Carl Sagan is certainly missed; apart from his glowing cosmological credentials and general brilliance, he was insightful while maintaining his …
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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. 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. Browsing with Mimi, Trina, and Beverly

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    April 8, 2021 by libroshombre

                My daughter Mimi was eight the winter of 1997 when she received a letter from Trina Schart Hyman, the …
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  7. Judy’s Bookshelf and the OED

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    April 3, 2021 by libroshombre

                Where the heck is Judy Woodruff’s copy of “Grant,” Ron Chernow’s excellent biography of the 18th President?  I remain …
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  8. Curious Cabinets, Pig Pianos, and Lonesome-Fret

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    March 18, 2021 by libroshombre

                “Lonesome-Fret” is a condition described as “the feeling of restlessness or unease that comes from being on your own …
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  9. 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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  10. 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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