Category Archives: libraries

  1. Inventors, Scientists, and WorldCat

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    April 23, 2022 by libroshombre

                You won’t find me arguing with Ralph Waldo Emerson’s claim that “One must be an inventor to read well. …
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  2. Band Names, Numbers and Elephants

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    March 19, 2022 by libroshombre

                The Lone Tones is the name of the acapella doowop group in Austin that I’ve sung with for forty-plus …
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  3. Banana Peels, White Wings, and Moby Dick

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    March 12, 2022 by libroshombre

                Eric Hoffer, the American longshoreman philosopher, noticed that “Whenever you trace the origin of a skill or practices which …
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  4. Comics, Maypoles, and Book Banning

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    March 12, 2022 by libroshombre

    Carl Sagan is certainly missed; apart from his glowing cosmological credentials and general brilliance, he was insightful while maintaining his …
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  5. Dreams, Doublethink, and Aztecs

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    February 4, 2022 by libroshombre

    Re-watching Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I have a dream” speech has left me considering the distinction between mythology and misinformation.  …
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  6. Humaning, Nero, and Obscure Sorrows

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    January 16, 2022 by libroshombre

    Once long ago my mother read to me every night at bedtime, and she also read to herself a lot: …
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  7. Memories, Rats, and Hair Books

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    January 16, 2022 by libroshombre

    P.G. Wodehouse, the greatest humor writer of the twentieth century, claimed that “Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap …
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  8. Pop-Tarts, Frogs, and the Alamo

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    November 6, 2021 by libroshombre

                “Woman Sues Kellogg Over Lack of Strawberries in Strawberry Pop-Tarts,” a recent Washington Post article, got me considering how …
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  9. Friendships, Moons, and Jousting

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    November 6, 2021 by libroshombre

                Michel Montaigne had a lot to say about friendship.  In his essay, “On Friendship,” a paean to his deceased …
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  10. Evites, N-grams, and Bloody Tubs

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    May 21, 2021 by libroshombre

                “Mutable” is a good word that means “prone to change, inconstant,” according to Merriam-Webster, and it also describes all …
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