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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...
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...
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...
Local bookstore owners plan for new chapters

...amidst rumors that both Hearthside Books and Rainy Retreat were about to close their doors. But, like reports of Mark Twain's demise, these rumors have been greatly exaggerated.Owners at both bookstores have indeed announced plans to sell...
Take me out to the ballgame at 30 big-league parks

...two-hour drive to Samuel Clemens' childhood home in Hannibal, Missouri, the Mississippi River village that inspired Mark Twain's best-known books about the childhood adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. The Hannibal visit had a ripple...
Review: 'Mud' is a triumph for McConaughey, Nichols

...this rising tide as a distinctive talent to remember.Nichols is made in America, a storyteller in the tradition of Mark Twain, uncanny in the way he understands human nature, inventive in spinning that into a movie. There is an ease with which...
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...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...I couldn't help but think of Mark Twain's famous quotation, ``The reports...I couldn't help but think of Mark Twain's famous quotation, ``The reports...I couldn't help but think of Mark Twain's famous quotation, ``The reports...


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