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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Transamerica Pyramid...

I was surprised to learn that the frog fountain beside the Transamerica Pyramid in San Francisco, is an homage to Mark Twain, who for a time was one of the “Bohemians” who spent time at the Montgomery Block building, which was previously located on this site. 29 more words

Getting Out Of The House

Saturday cheer!

As you know, I like reading. Reading all kinds of books is my hobby. I believe, to write good you must have read lots and lots of good literature in any form. 61 more words


Quote Gif - The best way to cheer yourself up...

“The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.” – Mark Twain


Uninformed or Misinformed?

If you don’t read the newspaper, you are uninformed.

If you do read the newspaper, you are misinformed.

—Mark Twain

(courtesy of Ed Weed)

Classic Remarks: A Much-Read Childhood Classic

Which children’s classic couldn’t you read enough of when you were growing up?

Several books could probably be mentioned here, especially given a loose definition of “classic,” but the ones that stand out to me are the Picture Classics graphic novels Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn, adaptations of Mark Twain’s famous novels. 244 more words

Authors And Artists

In the Path of an Eclipse: Really Dark, Kind of Weird, and Definitely Goofy-Looking

In my corner of the world, we have a very exciting event coming up. If you’re in the US, and particularly if you are anywhere along the line from about Salem, Oregon to Charleston, South Carolina, you’ve probably heard about the total eclipse we’ll be witnessing on Monday, August 21. 853 more words


A Significant Gamble (part 2 of 4)

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Two enormous chandeliers hung at even intervals above the vast casino floor and swayed gently, almost imperceptibly, with the rocking of the boat. 1,613 more words