Tag Archives: patrick O’Brian

  1. Kakistocracy. Raubwirtschaft, and Whipping Machines

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    June 8, 2017 by libroshombre

      When my beloved Texas Rangers baseball team established a new American League record recently for striking out at least …
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  2. Flogging, Peacocks, and Thicknesse

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    May 14, 2017 by libroshombre

      Teaching an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute class on Patrick O’Brian was more involved than anticipated. Having read (and listened …
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  3. Brand, Fangled, and New

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    January 16, 2017 by libroshombre

    The sun shines constantly on new vistas for those on the lookout, and even heavily-trodden paths.   I’ve lost count of …
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  4. Deep Reading, Lizard Feet, and Tough Cookies

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    August 30, 2016 by libroshombre

      Those immersed in the reading life know an engrossing dance of words and concepts can induced by good writing, …
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  5. Library Litotes, Data-Overload, and the Pollyanna Hypothesis

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    March 24, 2015 by libroshombre

    There are more than a few books in our public library, and its print books aren’t going away anytime soon. …
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  6. 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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  7. Morphemes, Bashi-Bazouks, and Grawlixes

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    January 30, 2014 by libroshombre

    Libraries, those magnificent repositories of knowledge, are brimming with words of all sorts: written, spoken, sung, and projected. This is …
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