1. People, Poetry and Powerhouse

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    April 12, 2020 by libroshombre

    The people at People Magazine want you to know that February 20 is National Hoodie-hoo Day, when everyone should “step …
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  2. Mini-circuses, Mini-tomes, and Mini-libraries

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    April 2, 2020 by libroshombre

    Playwright Chu-Win observed that “Life is perhaps most wisely regarded as a bad dream between two awakenings, and every day …
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  3. Murders, Measuers, and MSG

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    March 31, 2020 by libroshombre

    Shakespeare wrote in “Titus Andronicus” that “Sorrow concealèd, like an oven stopped,/ Doth burn the heart to cinders where it …
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  4. Tea, Twain, and Tomes

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    March 30, 2020 by libroshombre

    One’s personal collection of books, or lack thereof, is often interesting, hence my curiosity about other people’s libraries.  Perhaps a …
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  5. Hissies, Conniptions, and Negligees

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    March 24, 2020 by libroshombre

    “Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within,” according to Ralph Waldo Emerson.  That’s true enough, but, …
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  6. Snails, Shakespeare, and Stories

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    March 24, 2020 by libroshombre

    Viral allusions appear everywhere you look, even children’s books.  For instance, “Snails Are Just My Speed,” a nonfiction work from …
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  7. Glisterning Glitter, Typos, and the Comma Queen

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    December 11, 2019 by libroshombre

    American author E.A. Bucchieneri spoke for all writers when she stated, “typos keep you humble.” Thirty-six years of my weekly …
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  8. Ouija Boards, Gratitude, and Dogs

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    December 10, 2019 by libroshombre

    After my column about Ouija Boards, a curious reader asked me to elaborate on the name’s origin. Smithsonianmag.com wrote, “Contrary …
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  9. Portementos, Carrots, and Rocket J. Squirrel

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    November 19, 2019 by libroshombre

    What’s orange and sounds like a parrot? A carrot, of course. Those fat, orange roots are ubiquitous and popular, especially …
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  10. Gilgamesh, Co-op Fees, and Comfy Libraries

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    November 19, 2019 by libroshombre

    Ancient epic literature appeals most when it reveals how people long ago lived their daily lives and how they thought. …
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