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  1. Yogi, Gene, and Norman

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    January 9, 2016 by libroshombre

      Once Yogi Berra was asked to explain a particularly awful Yankees outing. “We made too many wrong mistakes,” he …
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  2. Old Books, Old Librarians, and Literary Iceland

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    December 29, 2015 by libroshombre

    There’s much to commend about old books, beginning with the observation of Victorian critic John Ruskin, “All books are divisible …
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  3. Nonplussed Emojis Not My Fault

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    December 17, 2015 by libroshombre

      “Mea culpa,” or “my fault,” is probably my favorite Latin phrase; at least I use it the most. This …
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  4. Love, Mistakes, and Marilyn Monroe

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    July 23, 2015 by libroshombre

                So tell me: Who wrote the book of love? You might say the 1950s doo-wop group, the Monotones, the …
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  5. 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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  6. Bad Boys and Girls, Who’s Who, and Mr. Toilet

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    January 8, 2015 by libroshombre

    “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare once asked. That’s what School Stickers, a British company, wanted to know. School Stickers sells …
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  7. Tree Asps, Knock-knock Jokes, and Surprising Books

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    January 5, 2015 by libroshombre

    The powerful 17th century French nobleman Francois de La Rochefoucauld made a sad commentary on his life when he wrote, …
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  8. Mansplaining, 1616, and Buying Books

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    September 18, 2014 by libroshombre

    Cicero the Roman once wrote, “Old nature is by nature rather talkative,” and, being something of a chatterbox all my …
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  9. Therapeutic Reading, Raymond Chandler, and the Library of America

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    August 28, 2014 by libroshombre

    Some anonymous ancient wise guy once called his library “a hospital of the mind.” That applies to my personal library, …
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  10. Musical Compulsions, Analog Reading, and Smelly Books

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    August 7, 2014 by libroshombre

    “Preference” is defined in Ambrose Bierce’s “The Devil’s Dictionary” as “a sentiment, or frame of mind, induced by the erroneous …
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