Category Archives: brain

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Books, Books, More Books!

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    October 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Long ago I took up the banner of bibliophile Winston Churchill: “If you cannot read all your books, at …
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  4. Flamingoes, Naked Mole Rats, and Sleepers

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    August 1, 2017 by libroshombre

      The age-old mystery of how flamingoes sleep on one leg without falling over has finally been resolved. Biologists at …
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  5. 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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  6. Obscure Sorrows, Crosswords, and Amyloids

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    July 28, 2016 by libroshombre

      A child of mine recently passed along the online Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows of neologisms, newly coined words, created …
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  7. Synesthesia, Misophonia, and Argle-Bargle

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    June 30, 2016 by libroshombre

      A number of articles about synesthesia have cropped up lately. Reading Vladimir Nabakov’s wonderful memoir, “Speak Memory,” revealed his …
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