I really love this illustration from one of my favorite authors, Mark Twain. An image of his mind while recounting his many adventures on the road and playing the self-critical and self-deprecating American. This is how my thoughts appear to me much of the time.
“It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.” Mark Twain (1835-1910)
“Great republics do not last. Whatever has been the rule in history may be depended upon to remain the rule. History repeats itself. Vast power and wealth corrupt a nation. It incites dangerous ambitions and could bring the republic down. It can pack the Supreme Court with members friendly to its purpose, rundown the Congress, … Continue reading Timely…
Appendix to the great western story Roughing It by Mark Twain, Published in 1872 and worth a read in these topsy-turvy times. Maybe not 100% accurate but it is a commentary by a man who actually knew Brigham Young. Appendix. A. Brief Sketch of Mormon History. Mormonism is only about forty years old, but its … Continue reading Literature du jour