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  1. Greek Mysteries, N-Grams, and Deer Ankles

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    October 12, 2018 by libroshombre

    It’s no mystery; the old Greeks’ word “mysteria” meant “secret rite or doctrine,” according to the Online Etymology Dictionary, and …
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  2. Puppies, Spies, and Brains

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    October 11, 2018 by libroshombre

    Last week two fellow Osher Lifelong Learning students passed along some library-related amusements. One item, a Peanuts strip showing Charlie …
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  3. Nero, Thi, and Horatio

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    September 25, 2018 by libroshombre

      It’s true that lately I go to bed nightly with a corpulent, orchid-loving genius: Nero Wolfe, the best literary …
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  4. Guys, Dudes, and Brodies

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    August 26, 2018 by libroshombre

      A decade ago the New York Post ran an article by Jasmine Williams titled “Steve Brodie – Daredevil or …
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  5. Ignorant Economists, Amazon Bookstores, and Public Libraries

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    August 9, 2018 by libroshombre

    Martin Luther King, Jr. was spot-on when he said, “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance …
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  6. Fondling Phones, Valuable Words, and the Opies

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    August 9, 2018 by libroshombre

    “18 Wheeler” is a video game simulating semi truck driving, but you might beware of overindulging in it, or any …
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  7. Sillage, Szag, and Japanese Toilets

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    August 5, 2018 by libroshombre

    ““Nothing revives the past so completely as a smell that was once associated with it,” according to Vladimir Nabokov. That’s …
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