Tag Archives: Mark Twain

Our Inner Curmudgeons

Jonathan noticed my copy of Mark Twain’s collected works parked on the sofa. My friend stated that he was only familiar with Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, but not much else about the writer’s other stories. I asked Jonathan whether … Continue reading

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It’s Tempting To Be A Curmudgeon

A lot of us like to let off steam by griping and otherwise talking like a curmudgeon. At our strongest moments, we resist that urge. During our most frustrating moments, we may give in. Since today is National Curmudgeon Day, … Continue reading

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Celebrate Banned Books Week

Have you noticed that when something like music or literature is officially banned by a political or religious group that people’s curiosity about it is aroused?  Often, the particular song or book receives its most effective promotion by way of … Continue reading

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The Emperor Of The United States

Traditionalists decry the City of San Francisco largely due to its historical role of being a haven for non-conformists, free-thinkers, and eccentrics.  There are a lot of us people with personalities like these who would love to live in the … Continue reading

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One of the first times I found validation for my youthful rebelliousness was when I read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.  The fictional character had many of the same issues as I did and he had the … Continue reading

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American Vandal (Review)

We Mark Twain junkies are happy to find yet another biography about our favorite writer on the shelves.    Fortunately, for the general public, the most recent publications by and of  the life and times of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, have been released … Continue reading

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Mark Twain’s America (Review)

I didn’t hesitate for a moment when I spotted the new book about Mark Twain in the Norfolk (Nebraska) Public Library. I didn’t even open the covers to skim it.  All I knew was that the book was coming home … Continue reading

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