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A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read. – Mark Twain http://ift.tt/1OHPZP5

Mark Twain

Reasons to Rhyme (and a Warning on Words) [Poem]

“Waste bin full of paper. 
Clever rhymes, see you later!”
~Natasha Bedingfield

Just because it rhymes
Doesn’t mean it fits
Even if it’s cute
Don’t necessarily use it… 111 more words

Quote of the Week #5

“In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”

~ Mark Twain


Roundup: Mavis Staples documentary, baptizing the imagination, how medieval manuscripts were made, Nubian Christian art, and Twain’s war prayer

Mavis!: The HBO documentary Mavis! profiles gospel and soul music legend Mavis Staples, from her rise to stardom as part of the Staples Singers, whose… 364 more words

Visual Art

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved. – Mark Twain http://ift.tt/1W8AUxZ

Mark Twain

That One's On Me

“Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.”
― Mark Twain

Back when I was a reporter, there was a loyal yet somewhat annoying group of readers who picked apart every article and never hesitated to send us a daily critique of our mistakes, real or perceived.

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The strange need of purpose

My life is a notepad

When I was little, my older sister kept a collection of 16 pages thick notebooks with Disney characters on the covers. 968 more words