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Riverboats & Levees

It’s no secret how much I love riverboats. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a few hints at my love. Some of my first posts on this blog were me sharing images steamboats and packets. 326 more words

Coal Belly

Finger Pointing

Below is a Facebook response to a post one of my relatives uploaded today. I know little about his overall political opinions, but if they are reflective of my family in general, they are at least to the right-side of the middle. 1,010 more words

Opinion

Popular Idea, Unpopular Word

“There is a charm about the forbidden that makes it unspeakably desirable.” ~Mark Twain

“He tried to name which of the deadly seven might apply, and when he failed he decided to append an eighth, regret.” ~ 104 more words

Humor

25 Statements On Politics And Government

You can double-check the sourcing on these, but I think I have them right (Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it… 547 more words

History

Interview with Jim O'Loughlin: Dean Dean Dean Dean

I met Jim O’Loughlin, in person, in September 2011. My first novel Men of Winter had come out at the end of 2010, and our mutual friend… 1,405 more words

Writing

Book of the Month: January

A Series on Classic Books

by Marinia Powell, Staff Reporter and Senior Staff Photographer

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

By Mark Twain

   The story of Hank Morgan – the aforementioned “Connecticut Yankee” – begins when he is thrust from 1870’s America after a lively brawl with a coworker to medieval England. 212 more words

Features

1/18/17 100% Literacy

Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.

Mark Twain

Mark Twain had no peer. I have said that before, but it bears repeating. 1,436 more words