Category Archives: libraries

  1. 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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  2. Fables, Roadmaps, and Dancing Masters

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    May 7, 2021 by libroshombre

                When I recently found myself reading something titled “Political Uses of Theaesopic Fable,” who else could I blame than …
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  3. Neanderthals, Dogs, and the Love Hormone

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    April 19, 2021 by libroshombre

                Philosopher Immanuel Kant liked to remind us that, “All our knowledge begins with the senses, proceeds then to the …
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  4. Curious Cabinets, Pig Pianos, and Lonesome-Fret

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    March 18, 2021 by libroshombre

                “Lonesome-Fret” is a condition described as “the feeling of restlessness or unease that comes from being on your own …
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  5. Tsundoku, Eco, and Antilibraries

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    February 25, 2021 by libroshombre

                “He that revels in a well-chosen library has innumerable dishes, all of admirable flavor,” according to the Victorian writer …
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  6. Reading: A Pandemic Silver Lining

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    January 28, 2021 by libroshombre

                The last time the US Capitol was ransacked, it was by the British who also destroyed the nascent national …
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  7. Laughing at Pandemics, Kings, and Abracadabra

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    January 14, 2021 by libroshombre

                Merriam-Webster.com has announced that, “based upon a statistical analysis of words that are looked up in extremely high numbers …
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  8. Castigators, Correcters, and Compassion

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    January 10, 2021 by libroshombre

                Anti-democracy insurgents are storming the Capitol Building and holding Congress hostage as I write this, while the President refuses …
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  9. 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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  10. 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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