Category: Musings

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Support Your Local Library (reprise)

Support Your Local Library (reprise)

  I posted about this back in 2010, but the message is again relevant, so I’ve adapted and revised that post for today. Although the US economy has improved since I wrote the original post, President Trump’s budget proposal eliminates all federal funding for libraries. Improving economic conditions generally have not translated… Read more »

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Meme Logos: To Personalize or Not?

Meme Logos: To Personalize or Not?

  What is (or should be) the etiquette for image use with blog memes? I’m talking about the sort of weekly memes (features) that encourage other bloggers to participate and share their links—like the Sunday Post, Top Ten Tuesday, Waiting on Wednesday, and the like. Up until now, I have always used… Read more »

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Lighting a candle

Lighting a candle

  I usually avoid politics and controversy here. The Bookwyrm’s Hoard is about books; many of us enjoy reading as an escape from reality. But reality keeps crashing in on us, a seemingly endless tide of violence and hatred. Paris. Miami. Istanbul. Baghdad. Dhaka. Dallas. And the scores of places… Read more »

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Books on a Budget

Books on a Budget

  Last fall, I talked about the cost-per-entertainment-hour for books, and how most of us probably use some strategies for keeping our overall book spending within limits, whether we do it consciously or not. Today, I’m going to talk about some of the strategies you can use to stay within… Read more »

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Do You Name Your Devices?

Do You Name Your Devices?

The naming of names My niece calls her computer “Gandalf.” Our daughter calls her Kindle “Lupin.” We named our Garmin GPS “Mabel.” And my first car was “George,” because the license plate letters, JRG, sounded a little like “George” when you tried to pronounce them. (It could have been Jorge, but George fit the… Read more »

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Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the Rabbit Hole

  If you’re like me, you can get on the Internet to do one thing–write a blog post or check Facebook, for instance–and surface hours later, wondering where on earth the time went.  I thought it might be fun (and dangerous!) to look at where I go when I’m playing on… Read more »

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