Author Archives: Naomi

Trying to keep up with book banning

So glad that Harper’s Weekly Review is helping me out, thusly… The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling stipulating that the government of Texas could not remove “butt and fart” books from its libraries,* the Utah state … Continue reading

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Animal news: clown fish, orcas and Indian elephants

From April and May Harper’s Findings: Clown fish can count the number of vertical bars on other fish. Have they explained how they apply this talent? An orca acting alone killed a great white shark and ate its liver. With … Continue reading

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In a history of the modern world, a sudden burst of glory

I’ve been slowly reading a 1965 edition of “A History of the Modern World,” by R.R. Palmer and Joel Colton, both of whom I’ve come to admire. How can anyone compress a history of the entire world in one volume, … Continue reading

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