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Two women born in 1800s still alive

...have seen war destroy landmarks and cities and have seen them rebuilt. They witnessed the Gilded Age, a term coined by Mark Twain, and the dawn of civil rights, the rise and fall of the fascists and Benito Mussolini, the first polio vaccines and...
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Rainy Day Reads: What the League can do for you

...Oscar Wilde.Wilhelmina Harker - "Dracula" (1897) by Bram Stoker."The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" (1876) by Mark Twain.James Moriarity - "The Adventure of the Final Problem" (1893) by Sir Arthur Conan DoyleNOT FOR CHILDREN - "The...
On Writing: Love and desire

...younger generation. "Illiterate" may seem too strong a word; surely they can read even if they don't. Still, as Mark Twain notes, the person who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the person who can't.But truth to tell, at...
Slack Tide: New Years resolutions for Juneau in 2015

...statistics show 90 percent of us fail to keep them. As Mark Twain once said: "New Year is the accepted time to make your...super easy ones like, for instance, resolving to quote Mark Twain more often. Generally speaking, experts agree the most...
On Writing: Religion and satire

...Please.The relationship between satire and religion is hinted at in the last novel by our greatest American satirist, Mark Twain. "The Mysterious Stranger" tells a story about a group of boys in late fifteenth-century Austria who meet a stranger...
Director Fincher the right fit for 'Gone Girl' adaptation

...guilt, and that look in his eyes that says: Something's wrong. Boney is played by Kim Dickens and whatever sort of Mark Twain-country Sherlock you imagined reading Flynn's book, Dickens is right on the money, a savvy voice of intelligence...
Playlist: Space rock for an earthly age

...piece with dynamics that make the five-piece sound like, well, an army. Coincidentally, I'm in the middle of Mark Twain's "Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc", so as I listen, I can't help but visualize some combination of the...
Five Good Reads: Steve Quinn

...through the troubled career of one of the game's greatest goalies.? "The Stolen White Elephant" by Mark TwainThis Mark Twain gem - aren't they all, really? - stood tall on a shelf at The Haunted Bookshop in Sidney, British Columbia. This...
After 40 years in class: Do I hear 50?

To paraphrase Mark Twain, "The reports of my retirement have been greatly exaggerated." True, some of my students think 65 is older than dirt, and...
Sternwheeler scheduled to stir up SE waters in 2003

This news would spur Mark Twain to pack his river pilot's license. American West Steamboat of Seattle has contracted with a Washington state boat yard to construct...


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