Category Archives: libraries

  1. Splogs, Abjads, and Con Nags

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    November 23, 2020 by libroshombre

                Intriguing words popped up this week, namely “splog,” “lox,” “abjad,” and “nom sang.”  My mom sprang splog on us …
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  2. 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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  3. Founts, Gags, and Reality

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    October 2, 2020 by libroshombre

                A “fount of knowledge” is “a person, organization, book, etc. that provides reliable information, advice, or ideas,” according to …
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  4. Browsing Shelves, Sacrificing Children, and Virile Bridegrooms

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    September 18, 2020 by libroshombre

                Browsing well-stocked libraries is a booklover’s delight and one many of us are missing while our public library’s shelves …
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  5. Communicating, Grooming, and Gossiping

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    September 10, 2020 by libroshombre

                Some books really stick with you, and Harold Innis’ “Empire and Communications” is one of mine.  It’s “a sweeping …
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  6. Books, Bells, and Morals

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    September 3, 2020 by libroshombre

                It’s fascinating how the human mind skips around, sometimes fruitfully, like recent consideration of a naked pig-chasing man leading …
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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Tea, Twain, and Tomes

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    March 30, 2020 by libroshombre

    One’s personal collection of books, or lack thereof, is often interesting, hence my curiosity about other people’s libraries.  Perhaps a …
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  10. Gilgamesh, Co-op Fees, and Comfy Libraries

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    November 19, 2019 by libroshombre

    Ancient epic literature appeals most when it reveals how people long ago lived their daily lives and how they thought. …
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