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Summer briefs for dog-day afternoons; It's all right to talk but skating?

The public library here, just off the historic old Plaza, is enormously active, and provides, along with maps, books, music, tapes, etc., a community bulletin board. (Adobe in or near Santa Fe for school year in exchange for professor's $150,000 glass-walled modern in Columbus, Ohio; Am hiking in Yellowtone, take two riders; Yoga at 5).

There is a strategically-placed sign, though, which loudly prolaims: NO SKATING IN THE LIBRARY.

Talking, however, is permitted.

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