Mark Twain

Visiting the Mark Twain Museum

Traveling to North Carolina last week for a family wedding led us back through Hannibal MO the other day and a visit to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum. The controversy over his most famous works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and  Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, notwithstanding, Twain is considered one of America’s greatest …

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Where have all the classics gone?

While perusing blogs, surfing the internet and checking out profiles on Critique Circle- my online writing group- I’ve noticed (perhaps arbitrarily) that very few writers mention “old classics” as being influences on their writing. They may not even mention classics as books they number among their personal favorites. For sake of discussion, let’s call a …

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