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Remembering John Crowe Ransom

This distinguished thinker from Pulaski, Tennessee  was a poet, essayist, editor, and professor known for both depth and levity.

He is considered to be a founder of the… 540 more words

Humor In America

4th of July ASSOCIATIONS: Independence–Missouri–Mississippi River–Mark Twain

Anticipating the Fourth of July U.S. holiday, we think of “independence,” which makes me think of Independence, Missouri. Now a suburb of Kansas City, this city was originally the point of departure of our California, Oregon and Santa Fe Trails. 817 more words


Quote by Mark Twain on life

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

“Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. 202 more words

Useful Quotes On Life

Hot Topic Fireworks and the Fourth of July

“It is by the goodness of God that in our country we have those three unspeakably precious things: freedom of speech, freedom of conscience, and the prudence never to practice either of them.” – Mark Twain… 396 more words

Original Essays

3 July 2015

SG ~ Samuel Langhorne Clemens, or Mark Twain if you prefer.
As a satirist he cuts close to the bone, but his curmedgeonly behaviour hides some pearls of wisdom.
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The Lowest Animal

The right to lead a life free of fear is a fundamental right of all living beings. But this fundamental right is being brutally violated by humans in animal testing, meat and dairy industry, circus, zoos, aquariums, and sports.

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By Chloe Grant-Jones: History Columnist


“Where are you going on holiday?” This is one of the most frequently asked questions around this time of year. 538 more words