Tag Archives: public libraries

  1. Messiness, Disgust, and Reproduction

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    February 1, 2016 by libroshombre

    Why do I find titles like “Rats, Exploding Sewers, and Demons of the Deep: The Hazards of Roman Sewers” completely …
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  2. Poor Judgment, Nasty Metaphors, and Intolerance

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    September 20, 2015 by libroshombre

    Let’s consider “visa” and “vis-a-vis.” According to the Inline Etymology Dictionary, the word “visa” comes from the Latin “charta visa,” …
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  3. Tourists, Mistresses, and the People’s University

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    August 17, 2015 by libroshombre

    Outside friends visiting must be one of the greatest aspects of life in Alaska. That’s when many of us finally …
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  4. Paying Homage to Marie of France, Edna of Abilene, and ILL

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    May 12, 2015 by libroshombre

    Let’s pay homage to our library’s interlibrary loan system (ILL). Through its services we can borrow practically any book on …
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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. Phantoms, Idiots, and Restrooms

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    December 18, 2014 by libroshombre

    Old Fort Phantom’s remains stand on a rise just north of Abilene, Texas, where I grew up. We boys usually …
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  7. Duck Bill Hickok, the Influential Rich, and Public Libraries

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    July 31, 2014 by libroshombre

    The first wild west shootout occurred 99 years ago last week when the gambler Bill Hickok and cowboy David Tutt …
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