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
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
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