Category Archives: public libraries

  1. Sagan, Occam, and the Muse of Curiosity

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    December 16, 2016 by libroshombre

      “All About Words: An Adult Approach to Vocabulary Building” is a solid additional to any bathroom’s library. Mine, for …
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  2. Gobbling, Garbling, and Gobbledygook

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    December 16, 2016 by libroshombre

      Why can’t we all get along? After all, every human on Earth is related. A research group at Germany’s …
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  3. Obscure Sorrows, Crosswords, and Amyloids

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    July 28, 2016 by libroshombre

      A child of mine recently passed along the online Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows of neologisms, newly coined words, created …
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  4. Flowers, Fireflies, and Frequentatives

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    June 3, 2016 by libroshombre

    A recent visit to central Texas revealed that sensible rains have returned there after a half-decade of severe drought. The …
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  5. Tigernuts, Shopping Lists, and Animal Skin

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    April 19, 2016 by libroshombre

      Tigernut Sweets may be on my menu soon. I read about this extremely old recipe on AncientNile.co.uk, where I …
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  6. Rudeness, Cakewalks, and Library Fines

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    April 13, 2016 by libroshombre

      This era of political and cultural rudeness is certainly nothing new. In the latter 1600s French philosopher Jean de …
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  7. Snow White’s Slaves, Scotland’s Pharaoh, and Urban Myths

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    March 13, 2016 by libroshombre

    LIBRARIAN COLUMN Contact Greg Hill, 479-4344                                                              March 3, 2016 “Consider your origins,” the poet Dante suggested, adding “You were not …
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