Mark Twain Literary Quote of the Day: “Preparing for a Calamity”

We talked about Mark Twain yesterday and it was such a fantastic episode that I thought I’d check in with Mr. Twain again. Intro Music Oh there’s plenty of quotes to choose from, but I thought I’d choose one that is relevant to teaching. Quote:  The calamity that comes is never the one we had […]

Literary Quote of the Day: “Eating Your Own Tail”

I had a college professor who was a Mark Twain impersonator on the side. I went to UNLV in Las Vegas, so this whole impersonation thing is kind of normal there. Needless to say, he was a huge fan of Mark Twain and no matter what humorous literature we read, he claimed Mark Twain influenced […]

Realism in Mark Twain’s Short Stories: The Realism of “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”

The Notorious Principal of Wastemytime School District In compliance with the request of an administrator of mine, who sent me in an e-mail, I called on good-natured, garrulous old Mr. Teachtoolong, and inquired after my administrator’s favorite writer, Leonidas W. Smiley, as requested to do, and I hereunto append the result. I have a lurking […]