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Mark Twain's Hannibal

We ducked into Hannibal, MO for the day to visit the town that so thoroughly celebrates native son Samuel Clemens, aka Mark Twain, that you’d be hard pressed to not trip over a reference at every turn. 1,125 more words

On The Road

Funny quote on Congress by Mark Twain

A funny quote on Congress by Mark Twain is the topic of this blog post.

“It could probably be shown by facts and figures that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” Mark Twain… 197 more words

Funny Quotations

01-04-2015 Journal - Wise Ass Appreciation Day

I finally feel as if my entire life has been justified and validated.  I never thought it would happen but today was the day.  I stayed up late last night snuggling warmly on my favorite chair with my Kindle.  I’ve been on a reading binge of late but decided to switch from my normal detective novels to some non-fiction.  After a thorough search of the Kindle Store I was able to download a number of books and essays that caught my eye. 678 more words

Possibly Humorous

This Week's Tweeted Writing Prompts (December 29-January 4)

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. With the New Year bringing silver new ideas and golden revisions, get started with the prompts below!  344 more words

Writing Prompts

Quotes for Public Speakers (No. 192) - Mark Twain

“I was gratified to be able to answer promptly. I said, ‘I don’t know.’”

— Mark Twain 8 more words

Quotes For Public Speakers

OFF THE CUFF: Still here – for now

Reacting to a fellow journalist’s inquiry over a widely circulated rumor, famous Missourian Samuel Clemens once wrote, “the report of my death is an exaggeration.” 772 more words

Doug's Column

This Week's Tweeted Writing Prompts (December 1 - 6)

Each day, we tweet fiction and poetry writing prompts to help writers loosen up and let loose. This last week’s theme was creative strategies for revision. 279 more words

Writing Prompts