Tag Archives: libraries

  1. Awareness, Curios Children, and Margaret Wise Brown

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    May 22, 2014 by libroshombre

    Brazilian author Paul Coelho wrote that “You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one. Each day …
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  2. Grammar Nazis, Word Power, and Shakespeare’s Library

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    May 8, 2014 by libroshombre

    Truly, I’m no grammar nazi. I’ve known real ones – some of my best friends are grammatical storm troopers – …
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  3. Grammar Jokes, German Genders, and Frank Lloyd Wright

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    April 10, 2014 by libroshombre

    Successful jokes depend greatly upon their recipients. Some listeners recoil at puns while others revel in them. Dante must have …
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  4. Walpole’s Serendipity, Chaucer’s Murder, and Lifelong Learning

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    April 3, 2014 by libroshombre

    One of our culture’s great sources of serendipity, Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase & Fable,” defines “serendipity “ as “a happy …
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  5. Gutenberg, Fust, and Rare Book Libraries

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    March 13, 2014 by libroshombre

    Old Johann Fust was something. He underwrote Gutenberg’s printshop with two loans in 1450 and 1452 totaling 1,600 guilders. Three …
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  6. Baseball, Personal MBAs, and the Eagles of Dutch Harbor

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    March 6, 2014 by libroshombre

    It’s snowing in Fairbanks, but springtime for professional baseball teams, including my beloved Texas Rangers. Though never much of a …
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  7. Verb Day, Cheerleading, and Pogo

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    February 13, 2014 by libroshombre

    I’m a word nerd, so I enjoy David Malki’s erudite Wondermark, a favorite online comic. Malki’s also one of the …
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  8. Libraries, Baby Names, and Swiftwater Bill Gates

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    January 23, 2014 by libroshombre

    The library’s award-winning Guys Read program is underway, and me and thirty-five friends are reading boy-friendly books at local schools, …
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  9. Bo Diddley on Life and Mark Twain on Grammar

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    January 2, 2014 by libroshombre

    Wise researchers know to always take the source of new information into account before accepting their advice. Take Ellas Otha …
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