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My Literary Neighborhood

There ought to be a room in every house to swear in.                                    Mark Twain

I live near Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass, in a “Harlow buidling.” These beautiful brick structures were designed by Hamilton Harlow in the early decades of the twentieth century and were designed to blend in with the features of Harvard University buildings – red brick, elegant ironwork, and leaded glass windows. 573 more words

Cruisin' down the Ohio River with Mark Twain on the Valley Gem

Riverboat’s a comin’!

Nothing excited Samuel Clemens more than his time on the riverboats.  The sound of the paddlewheel hitting the water thrilled him, while the changing landscape gave him opportunity to see deer and even Injuns, while sitting in the pilot house. 745 more words

Eight days in Ireland: Walking the Dingle Way (Part 6)

Part 1 is here

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Day 8: Cloghane to Castlegregory… 2,019 more words


15 Wishes That Would Make The World A Better Place If They Came True

The world is a harsh and unforgiving place. Sometimes I make wishes. They rarely come true, but it’s good to have hope. Here are 15 wishes I made this week: 290 more words

Dreaming of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn

What would Tom Sawyer be like if he was growing up in the modern world, instead of a more innocent time?

Would he still be painting a picket fence and finding a way to sell it to other kids so they’d finish the chore for him? 278 more words