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Quote of the Week

This week’s quote is from Mark Twain, one of my favorite classic authors. There are very few things that can turn me off from a book quicker than flowery and overly detailed descriptions which is why I find Twain’s advice so great. 41 more words


Reconstructing history

This week has been a busy one, so this will most likely be the only update for the week, but perhaps that’s good. The last few days have been rather busy and awful overall, but then I just had to hear about yet another small, but camel’s back breaking, 1,255 more words

Video Games

Twain and the Example of What Not to Do

We would not want to encourage students to write like it is 1895, especially when it comes to academic essays. But the prose of Mark Twain never fails in its readability, its accessibility to multiple generations of readers from various backgrounds. 594 more words


“I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.”

-Mark Twain


Mark Twain: As Regards Patriotism


Mark Twain comments on Patriotism.

… men can be trained to manufacture their own Patriotism. They can be trained to labor it out in their own heads and hearts and in the privacy and independence of their own premises. 726 more words

American Thought


“Good judgment is the result of experience, experience is the result of bad judgment.”

- Mark Twain


One Liner Wednesday: Mark Twain quote

“Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
– Mark Twain

Join in Linda’s One-Liner Wednesday:  http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/2014/10/01/one-liner-wednesday-swingin/