Category Archives: reading

  1. Books, Books, More Books!

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    October 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Long ago I took up the banner of bibliophile Winston Churchill: “If you cannot read all your books, at …
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  2. Flogging, Peacocks, and Thicknesse

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    May 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Teaching an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute class on Patrick O’Brian was more involved than anticipated. Having read (and listened …
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  3. Humpty, Pied, and Krazy

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    May 9, 2017 by libroshombre

    Some words seem made to go together, and the ones that actually do become “portmanteaus.” A portmanteau’s a large, stiff-sided …
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  4. Vulgarity, Punctuation, and Doris Day

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    April 7, 2017 by libroshombre

    Ebenezer Cobham Brewer knew vulgarity when he encountered it, and there’s even a selection of them in the section titled …
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  5. John Wayne, Harry Potter, and Oscar Wilde

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    September 14, 2016 by libroshombre

      John Wayne once said, “I’ve loved reading all my life,” and on that score soul mates. However, I’m especially …
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  6. Deep Reading, Lizard Feet, and Tough Cookies

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    August 30, 2016 by libroshombre

      Those immersed in the reading life know an engrossing dance of words and concepts can induced by good writing, …
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  7. Sleddogs, Songbirds, and Baby Brains

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    June 24, 2016 by libroshombre

      It’s no secret that I’m still not over last year’s passing of my sweet old dog, Fay. When I …
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