Category Archives: communication

  1. Conspiracies, Communications, and Truth Sandwiches

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    April 29, 2021 by libroshombre

                LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill, 479-4344                                                                          April 29, 2021             Michelle Cottle, a member of the NYTimes editorial board, …
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  2. Misconceptions, Carrots, and Snowflakes

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    February 11, 2021 by libroshombre

                “The trouble with the world,” Mark Twain wrote, “is not that people know too little; it’s that they know …
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  3. People, Poetry and Powerhouse

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    April 12, 2020 by libroshombre

    The people at People Magazine want you to know that February 20 is National Hoodie-hoo Day, when everyone should “step …
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  4. Parrots, Programming, and the Bleeding Edge

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    September 27, 2016 by libroshombre

      Old Alexander Pope was on to something when he described good conversation as “the feast of reason and the …
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  5. Poprocks, Paraprosdokians, and Kindness

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    February 10, 2015 by libroshombre

    Voltaire’s 18th century warning remains valid. “It is dangerous,” he wrote, “to be right in matters on which the established …
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  6. Hormones, Peccadillos, and Other Annoyances

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    December 11, 2014 by libroshombre

    One of my favorite hormones was featured in a recent Mental Floss article by Jessica Hullinger titled “6 Fascinating Facts …
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  7. Careful Words, Commas, and CIA Style

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    September 11, 2014 by libroshombre

    Buddha once said, “Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care, for people will hear them and be influenced …
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  8. The Etymology of Soccer, Football, and Ageless Slang

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    July 10, 2014 by libroshombre

    The old Scottish poet Allan Cunningham once wrote about a time “when looks were fond and words were few.” That …
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  9. Morphemes, Bashi-Bazouks, and Grawlixes

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    January 30, 2014 by libroshombre

    Libraries, those magnificent repositories of knowledge, are brimming with words of all sorts: written, spoken, sung, and projected. This is …
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