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Mark Twain's Five Secrets

I was thirteen when my mother took me on a special trip through the midwest. She took me to two special historical homes of great midwesterners: Abraham Lincoln’s home in Springfield, Illinois and Mark Twain’s boyhood home in Hannibal, Missouri. 783 more words

History

Quotable Mark Twain

 “The man who doesn’t read good books has no advantage over the man who can’t read them.” – Mark Twain

Samuel Clement, or as he is better-known, Mark Twain, was witty, wise, and a bit rascally! 98 more words

Whimsical Words

"What's Old Is New Again In Ferguson": The Tensions In Missouri Are Part Of A Too-Familiar American Story

Ferguson, Missouri, has opened our eyes to old and new unpleasant truths about the U.S. of A. First, a small Southern town burning over race – that’s a story we know by heart. 561 more words

Racism

Mornings with Monty: Love a Friend or Not.

There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends. I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature. 586 more words

Life

A day in the life of a freelancer (Originally published in Little Black Book Delhi)

It took me two whole years after university to decide that I didn’t want to work for anyone anymore. I spent the last few weeks serving my notice period at work figuring out what I wanted to do with myself for the next couple of years. 637 more words

Quote of the Day

Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

—Mark Twain

Manners

Quote of the Day

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”- Mark Twain

Travel