Ex Libris: Lords of the Fly

Megalops atlanticus, the Atlantic tarpon, possesses an allure for fly fishermen that is beyond…
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Ex Libris: Northanger Abbey

The publication of Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe in 1719 launched what is…
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Beware the Ides of March

Even the most dispassionate student of Shakespeare probably knows the line, “Beware the…
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Ex Libris: Revolver

The story of Samuel Colt and his invention of the revolver, told by…
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Ex Libris” Christmas Stories

One of my favorite childhood traditions in decorating for Christmas each year was…
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Superior Madeira

Robert Allston was always heard to exclaim to his thrifty wife, Adele, when…
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Et Cetera: A Parting Look

Since the late 1800s, the cupola of the Babcock Building stood at the…
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Ex Libris: The Tempest

My favorite Shakespeare play has always been A Midsummer Night’s Dream, perhaps because…
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Ex Libris: The Splendid and the Vile

Probably more books have been written about Winston Churchill than any other political…
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Tales of the Greek Heroes

The value of the myth is that it takes all the things we…
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Tartan, Thistle and Bagpipes

“That wantons thro’ the flowering thorn Thou minds me o’ departed joys, Departed…
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Ex Libris: A Gentleman in Moscow

“Manners are not like bonbons, Nina. You may not choose the ones that…
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