"Suppose you were an idiot.. and suppose you were a member of Congress…but then, I'm repeating myself."
Mark Twain (1835-1910)
Yaaasss, Mr. Clemens was most wonderfully a storyteller of the 19th century, but in some ways, he was ahead of his time…
Now, since we're talking about Mark Twain… if you haven't read "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" or "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras_County" recently, then do yourself a favor and grab one of 'em…and, well, if you can't say "book" without saying "Kindle" or "iPad," I guess you could find a free download, but I'm thinking you really should be using a good old-fashioned, somewhat worn and perhaps just a tiny bit musty, honest-to-goodness book with a little stain on the cover and "Elizabeth Keckley 1911, Miss Brandt's School" delicately inscribed on the flyleaf. Give that a try.
Wikipedia's take on Mark Twain
Mark Twain on PBS
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