Category Archives: health

  1. States of Nature, Dark Triads, and Masking

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    January 21, 2021 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg hill, 479-4344                                                               January 21m 2021             Confucius taught that “Without knowing the force of words, it …
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  2. Laughing at Pandemics, Kings, and Abracadabra

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    January 14, 2021 by libroshombre

                Merriam-Webster.com has announced that, “based upon a statistical analysis of words that are looked up in extremely high numbers …
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  3. Hotdogs, Vaccinations, and Tree Bending Poets

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    October 16, 2020 by libroshombre

                Dipping a toe into the Internet’s torrent of real and unreal information is all that’s required for a full …
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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. Stinkers, Dictators, and Egg Spoons

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    May 14, 2018 by libroshombre

      People appearing to be real stinkers might simply be under the sway of their microbes. After all, BBC.com’s James …
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  6. 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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  7. Swapping Spit, Being Cold, and Getting Smart

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    January 27, 2015 by libroshombre

    Vladimir Nabokov’s opinion that, “revelation can be more dangerous than revolution,” resonated after reading about several new scientific discoveries. The …
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  8. Phantoms, Idiots, and Restrooms

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    December 18, 2014 by libroshombre

    Old Fort Phantom’s remains stand on a rise just north of Abilene, Texas, where I grew up. We boys usually …
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  9. 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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  10. Therapeutic Reading, Raymond Chandler, and the Library of America

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    August 28, 2014 by libroshombre

    Some anonymous ancient wise guy once called his library “a hospital of the mind.” That applies to my personal library, …
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