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  1. Cons, Curses, and the CBC

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    December 24, 2020 by libroshombre

    Once Marco Rubio said, “Donald Trump is a world-class con artist. He conned all these people that signed up for …
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  2. Ogmios, Psychopomps, and Steve Reeves

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    November 26, 2020 by libroshombre

                Saying Grannybelle Dunlap, my maternal grandmother, was a conservative Christian, is putting it far too mildly.  To her the …
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  3. Dogs, Sleep, and Dreams,

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    August 28, 2020 by libroshombre

                Many dog owners agree with Charles Schultz, the famed Peanuts creator, that, “Happiness is a warm puppy,” and with …
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  4. Guglers, Jogleurs, and Mad Charles’ Library

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    August 14, 2020 by libroshombre

    Theodore Roosevelt said, “It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move …
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  5. Oompah-Loompahs, Railroads, and Racism

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    Perhaps the most important book I read in college was “James and the Giant Peach,” the first children’s novel written …
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  6. Tits, Thoth, and Bias

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    A hot-rodding uncle ensured my early exposure to Ed “Big Daddy” Roth’s Rat Fink, an “anti-Mickey Mouse” cartoon character of …
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  7. Exhastipation, Proto-sloth, and Thunderclappers

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    My just-before-bed reading is often one of Nero Wolfe’s mysteries narrated by the great detective’s henchman, Archie.  Last night Archie …
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  8. Zipf and Fungible Buttloads

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    An FNSB Library Commissioner and I chatted recently, and he asked the meaning of “fungible.”  No one knows every word, …
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  9. Absurdity, Humor, and Faking It

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    Absurdism, according to Webster’s, is “a philosophy based on the belief that the universe is irrational and meaningless and that …
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  10. Kisses,Cards, and Plagues

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    August 10, 2020 by libroshombre

    My partner in life is a confirmed ornithophile, or bird lover, but she appreciates them more than obsesses.  She supports …
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