Category Archives: insects

  1. 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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  2. Flowers, Fireflies, and Frequentatives

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    June 3, 2016 by libroshombre

    A recent visit to central Texas revealed that sensible rains have returned there after a half-decade of severe drought. The …
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  3. Vampires, Toilet Etiquette, and the Queen of Sheba

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    June 23, 2015 by libroshombre

    We’re forest dwellers, and our annual war with the carpenter ants has begun. This year’s invasion put me in mind …
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  4. Shakespeare’s Tongue, Dog Listeners, and Gregarious Cockroaches

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    February 17, 2015 by libroshombre

    David Crystal’s book, “Think on My Words: Exploring Shakespeare’s Language,” has been on my reading table lately. The section on …
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  5. Tree Asps, Knock-knock Jokes, and Surprising Books

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    January 5, 2015 by libroshombre

    The powerful 17th century French nobleman Francois de La Rochefoucauld made a sad commentary on his life when he wrote, …
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