Category Archives: pandemic

  1. Radioactive Toys, Staple Removers, and Ubuntu

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    November 30, 2021 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN  “The Rudest States in the United States,” an internet article by Kathy Morris, left me ruminating about anger …
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  2. Thumbs, Maxims, and Regret

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    November 6, 2021 by libroshombre

                “Doctors say that our thumb is our master-finger and that our French word for it, ‘pouce,’ derives from the Latin …
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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Covid, Euclid, and the Isle of Demons

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    September 24, 2020 by libroshombre

                A series of unfortunate events crippled my understanding of algebra, but geometry made sense, thanks to Pete Johnson, my …
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