Category Archives: libraries and librarians

  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. Jackrabbits, Pecans, and Colophons

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    March 28, 2019 by libroshombre

    Reading in the newspaper about Dubai having “the largest artificial tree in the world” harkened me back to the first …
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  4. 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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  5. Dashes, Dots, and Librarians

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    November 17, 2015 by libroshombre

    The beginning of many aspects of the writing arts include librarians. Take Butehamen, the next-to-last chief scribe in ancient Egypt’s …
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  6. Tyrannio the Rapscallion Librarian

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    December 7, 2014 by libroshombre

    “Tyrannio” would be a great name for a library director, and, in fact, it was. His real name was Theophrastus, …
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  7. Baseball, Personal MBAs, and the Eagles of Dutch Harbor

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    March 6, 2014 by libroshombre

    It’s snowing in Fairbanks, but springtime for professional baseball teams, including my beloved Texas Rangers. Though never much of a …
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