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What Not to Buy: How to Identify Books Likely to be Unused Before Purchase

“What not to buy” is an academic study that resulted from a short sabbatical. Since many books in academic libraries are never used, I wanted to see if those books shared characteristics that buyers could keep an eye out for and only purchase carefully, saving …

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The Shrine at Chimayo

North of Santa Fe, in the mountains, is the town of Chimayo.  There is a Catholic church there that is the site of pilgrimage of people for two things.  One is the site (they believe) of the discovery of a crucifix buried in the earth, …

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