Category Archives: books

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Earwax, Book Banning, and the Mat-Su School Board

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    May 16, 2020 by libroshombre

    “Worrisome thoughts and their resulting feelings are a form of self-strangulation,” according to life-style philosopher Andrew J. Bernstein.  “They not …
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  5. Harry Stuff, Stargazy Pie, and Escapism

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    May 16, 2020 by libroshombre

      Horror writer maintained that, “No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality,” …
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  6. Mini-circuses, Mini-tomes, and Mini-libraries

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    April 2, 2020 by libroshombre

    Playwright Chu-Win observed that “Life is perhaps most wisely regarded as a bad dream between two awakenings, and every day …
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  7. Murders, Measuers, and MSG

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    March 31, 2020 by libroshombre

    Shakespeare wrote in “Titus Andronicus” that “Sorrow concealèd, like an oven stopped,/ Doth burn the heart to cinders where it …
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  8. Tea, Twain, and Tomes

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    March 30, 2020 by libroshombre

    One’s personal collection of books, or lack thereof, is often interesting, hence my curiosity about other people’s libraries.  Perhaps a …
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  9. Dirt, Silence, and Bibliomania

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    August 28, 2019 by libroshombre

    When considering the crucial role played by libraries in promoting societal well-being and the years of cuts – financial, staffing, …
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  10. How Marilyn Monroe, Winston Churchill, and I Are Alike

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    August 14, 2019 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill 479-4344                                                   July 18, 2019 Robert Louis Stevenson claimed that, “To forget oneself is to be …
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