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Extending the Blessings of Civilization to our Brother who Sits in Darkness

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Over the past month or so, I’ve been catching some flak for my supposed lack of patriotism, a lack of enough love for Romania and/or America, which then gets translated into love for Russia. 3,352 more words


Exploring Missouri: An Evening in Hannibal

As part of my first trip of 2016, I recently spent the night on the banks of the Mississippi in Hannibal, Missouri. The famous hometown of American author Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain), Hannibal is the perfect little getaway, steeped in history and charm. 348 more words

On The Road

Quote of the Day

The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.

Mark Twain

Writing Prompts

"Time is a game played beautifully by children"*...

A 15-year-old spends the day differently than an adult who works full-time (obviously). You’re not going to see much of the latter spending their time on education in the middle of the day.

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Quotes by Twain

Jane Dougherty from WordPress has invited me to to post quotes for a ‘3 day 3 quote challenge.’ Quotes are all over the internet to build you up and give you that bit of courage to propel you forward. 430 more words

Letter From Twain To Best Friend Donated To Hartford Museum

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – A letter written by author Mark Twain to his best friend shortly after the death of Twain’s wife has been given to the Mark Twain House and Museum. 117 more words


Florida, Missouri

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-every-three-or-four days blog), I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  1,345 more words