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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

Considering that I am a fan of Mark Twain and that I have a deep and abiding love of all things Arthurian, it’s a bit surprising that it took me so long to read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. 505 more words

Book Reviews


“Good breeding consists in how concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of other persons.”

~ Mark Twain, Notebooks

Things Read

Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.

Hello friends! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted. And here I am, apologizing for that. And it’s not that for a lack of stuff to write about. 367 more words

Mark Twain

Local artist makes Mark Twain Shrine the loveliest that ever was

The Mark Twain Shrine and Museum in Florida, Mo. has been undergoing some changes that might have some people seeing double. A few of the museum’s newest displays are modeled after Mark Twain’s Hartford, Connecticut home and were recreated by local artist, Pat Reading. 607 more words

The Pariscope

The United States of Ridicule

Have you noticed there’s a lot of derision shooting around out there in cyberspace and on the airwaves?   With good reason, perhaps. The world has never seemed as loony as it does this year, loony in the fun sense and also in the scary sense. 667 more words


Monday Quote

Writing is easy. All you have to do is cross out the wrong words.
–Mark Twain