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Mark Twain's Use Of The Twist

Mark Twain used several methods to make his readers smile. One was the “twist or zinger.”

Lead your audience in one direction and then pull the rug out from under them with a surprise at the end. 146 more words


Great starts

“Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”  –  Mark Twain

It certainly had a wide celebrity…but I was aware that it was only the frog that was celebrated. 37 more words


Mark Twain - The Master Humorist

If you haven’t heard of Mark Twain then I have to assume you just arrived here from interstellar space.

Rather than attempt to give you the history of this great writer and speaker, I will introduce him through his quotations and what they mean to me. 8 more words


Speak Tenderly to Jerusalem. Cry to Her...*

12.10.2017 ________________________________________

In 2002 I attended a conference In Washington called to discuss the Middle East “After 9/11.”

At one panel an American diplomat suggested that the seemingly-intractable Palestinian-Israeli conflict could be set aside because there were more issues – some, he suggested, more important – upon which Americans and Arabs could cooperate. 1,197 more words

ON THIS DAY: December 10, 2017

December 10th is

Worldwide Candle Lighting Day *

Dewey Decimal System Day *

National Lager Day

International Human Rights Day *


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