Category Archives: librarians

  1. Conning, Theivery, and Goatish Retribution

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    June 3, 2021 by libroshombre

                “Finding the occasional straw of truth awash in a great ocean of confusion and bamboozle requires intelligence, vigilance, dedication …
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  2. Mercenaries, Landmarks, and Marginalia

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    January 2, 2021 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill, 479-4344                                                  December 31, 2020             Xenophon, the Greek mercenary and historian, left a fascinating account …
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  3. Cons, Curses, and the CBC

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    December 24, 2020 by libroshombre

    Once Marco Rubio said, “Donald Trump is a world-class con artist. He conned all these people that signed up for …
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  4. Cannibals, Spies, and Rogue Librarians

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    December 12, 2020 by libroshombre

                In “You Only Live Twice,” the recently deceased Sean Connery portrayed his iconic James Bond spy character pretending to …
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  5. 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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  6. Portementos, Carrots, and Rocket J. Squirrel

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    November 19, 2019 by libroshombre

    What’s orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot, of course. Those fat, orange roots are ubiquitous and popular, especially …
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  7. Bibliolaters, Bibliophiles, and Booksellers

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    May 13, 2019 by libroshombre

    Here’s a story about a pricelessly unique 16th century book that’s just been rediscovered that describes 15,000 other books. Last …
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  8. Confidence, Kissing, and Convicts

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    May 5, 2019 by libroshombre

    The ancient Chinese strategist Sun Tzu said we should feign inferiority to encourage our opponents’ unwarranted arrogance. That’s easy for …
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  9. Nazis, Blockheads, and Libraries’ 5 Laws

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    November 24, 2018 by libroshombre

      “Consider what you have in the smallest chosen library,” Ralph Waldo Emerson once suggested.  “A company of the wisest …
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  10. Elvis, Casanova, and Dr. Dee

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    January 1, 2018 by libroshombre

      Being a librarian isn’t as straightforward as you’d think. The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), the mother of all dictionaries, …
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