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  1. 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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  2. Fact-checking, Skepticism, and Keeping Ahead of Computers

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    June 3, 2015 by libroshombre

    The origin of the word “debunking” came up in this space recently, and today I’m interested in debunking a myth …
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  3. Authoritative Answers, Questionable Acts, and Small-minded Men

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    March 19, 2015 by libroshombre

    “Ask Us Anything” is a regular feature of Popular Science Magazine written by Daniel Engber that might be offering more …
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  4. Counting Words, Appreciating Hyphens, and Loathing Lowth

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    March 9, 2015 by libroshombre

    Every word counts in the world of publishing. Successful short stories writers make less than novelists, since their work amounts …
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  5. Swapping Spit, Being Cold, and Getting Smart

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    January 27, 2015 by libroshombre

    Vladimir Nabokov’s opinion that, “revelation can be more dangerous than revolution,” resonated after reading about several new scientific discoveries. The …
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  6. Phantoms, Idiots, and Restrooms

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    December 18, 2014 by libroshombre

    Old Fort Phantom’s remains stand on a rise just north of Abilene, Texas, where I grew up. We boys usually …
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  7. Raymond Chandler and the Mystery of Libraries

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    October 23, 2014 by libroshombre

    One thing that really sets hard-boiled detective writer Raymond Chandler apart is his attention to details and quick, precise descriptions of …
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