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Mark Twain

Boyle, Baldacci, and Bluegrass: The Mark Twain House Throws a New York Party!

Cindy Lovell | Posted 09.30.2016 | Books
Cindy Lovell

If an author values a compliment regardless of the source, imagine the value when the source is The Mark Twain House & Museum, the compliment is the inaugural Mark Twain American Voice in Literature Award, and the prize is $25,000.

There Is Writing In Mark Twain's House -- Again!

Cindy Lovell | Posted 09.13.2016 | Arts
Cindy Lovell

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter -- it's the difference between the lightning bug and the ligh...

Meatless Monday: Preserving What's on America's Plate

Ellen Kanner | Posted 07.25.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Mark Twain, adored the abundance of America's plate. He even dreamed of it. He found the food in Europe "as tasteless as paper." He longed for the foo...

"Chloe and Poppie's Excellent Adventure"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.07.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When it comes to writers who are famous for turning real-life adventures into literary gold, Mark Twain and Ernest Hemingway had noth...

A Wonderful World

Yara Zgheib | Posted 06.30.2016 | World
Yara Zgheib

I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom, for me and you. And I think to myself What a wonderful world. - Louis Armstrong, What a Wonderf...

The Jon Stewart Problem

Keith Gaby | Posted 06.29.2016 | Green
Keith Gaby

The heart of the progressive point of view is the idea that government has a role to play in solving some of our toughest problems. The private sector...

Why Do People Post BS On Facebook?

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.24.2016 | Technology
Lev Raphael

Recently I was telling friends about having taken a Facebook vacation for a month, partly because of the sniping between Sanders and Clinton camps, an...

John Kasich's Experience Will Win Him GOP Nomination in July

Margaret Hession | Posted 04.14.2016 | Politics
Margaret Hession

John Kasich will indeed be the Republican nominee elected at the Cleveland Convention. And he will be elected because of experience that no other candidate can bring to the table. He will also win the general election in November.

When it Comes to Your Career...DREAM BIGGER! 3 Things to Think About

Garrett Mintz | Posted 03.29.2016 | College
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Garrett Mintz

When it comes to deciding your career, don't be afraid to think big! Almost every college student has a similar amount of career experience, give or take an internship or two. That is to say, not that much.

Could Democratic Party History Repeat Itself in the Republican Party in 2016?

Rich Rubino | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Rich Rubino

An insurrectionist presidential candidate stuns his party's establishment by pocketing the party's nomination. His views do not line up with mainstream figures in his party.

Life is a Puzzle, Isn't It?

Steve McSwain | Posted 03.07.2016 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Pam, my spouse, loves puzzles. This is one of her latest. I'm pretty sure she got this one to put together alongside Charlie and Mason, two of our gra...

Aborted? Why Not? Adopted? Why?

Kathryn Atkins | Posted 03.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Kathryn Atkins

Fact: Every person on this earth comes here by the same means. We are conceived, and we are born. If those two steps didn't happen, we wouldn't be he...

Ageism and Creativity

David Galenson | Posted 02.26.2016 | Arts
David Galenson

It is past time for us to stop being beguiled and blinded by the conspicuous pyrotechnics of young conceptual innovators, and to recognize that the subtle and gradual discoveries of older experimental innovators have made no less of a contribution to our culture.

Why Reading Mark Twain Is The Key To Understanding Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 02.18.2016 | Arts

If you need any more proof that literature teaches us invaluable lessons about our world -- or that Donald Trump is a problematic part of our presiden...

Some Days Will Never Be the Same

Dee Incollingo | Posted 02.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Dee Incollingo

As I struggled through this recent day of two and one-half years without Amy, I found myself still wondering what the heck happened to my life and how is it possible that time continues to march on without my child?

The Lesbian Chronicles 7: Climb Every Mountain, Ford Every Stream

Katharine Angelina Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Katharine Angelina Love

I felt a surge of love and forgiveness fill my body, and silently thanked Lorraine, who had given me this opportunity to practice the practice of forgiving myself.

Trump and the Media, Co-dependents

Tom Allon | Posted 01.19.2016 | Media
Tom Allon

Look up the definition of co-dependent in the dictionary and it indicates an unhealthy relationship between two people that is dysfunctional, leads to abusive behavior and is just plain old bad for both parties. I can't think of a better word to describe Trump's budding romance with the media.

10 Signs That You May Be a Twainiac

Cindy Lovell | Posted 01.14.2016 | Arts
Cindy Lovell

Do you suspect that you or someone you know might be a Twainiac? It's a condition that appears to be growing. As a self-identified Twainiac, I believe I can alert you to a few signs that will confirm or refute your suspicions.

I Need a Seat at the Next Debate Table

Tom Gerdy | Posted 01.11.2016 | Politics
Tom Gerdy

The United States' national political process should be declared a disaster zone. I am embarrassed for our country with how presidential elections have become sideshows.

I Don't Think 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn' Should Be Banned

Galanty Miller | Posted 12.23.2015 | Politics
Galanty Miller

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is an exciting, poetic tale, incorporating many of the same issues of racism and intolerance that we still grapple with today. First published in 1884, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn has stood the test of time.

The Christmas Blog I Don't Have Time to Write

Ginny Sassaman | Posted 12.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Ginny Sassaman

Back in the 1980s, before working as a full time watercolor artist ate up every ounce of my creative time and energy, I made our annual Christmas card...

The Story Of That Marvelous Hero

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 11.16.2015 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A few days ago, Judith Aller, a prominent concert violinist and conductor in Europe and America, wrote me a note saying that her now dead husband's film about screenwriter Dalton Trumbo was going to be premiered--and asked me if I wanted to go.

Cornell Entrepreneurship - Far Above the Summit

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 11.20.2015 | College
Randee Mia Berman

There's entre nous. There's entre' cote. And then there's entre-preneur. Just like the intimate just between us (entre nous) phrase and the succu...

Remember Republicans Ranting That Obama Would Ruin U.S. Auto Industry? Sales Now Highest Since 9/11

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.10.2015 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

In reality, Rubio's the perfect Republican nominee, because, to paraphrase Mark Twain, the GOP never lets the truth stand in the way of a good story.

3 Ways People Deal With Uncertainty

Jill L. Ferguson | Posted 11.05.2015 | Healthy Living
Jill L. Ferguson

People who choose to focus on the now aren't ignoring the future. They acknowledge that it will happen regardless of their planning or their emotional estate surrounding it. They choose, instead, to focus on their reactions and attitudes to uncertainty.