Mark Twain and “Unconscious Plagiarism”

Over the past couple of months I have been reading Mark Twain’s Autobiography in parts.  The work lends itself to being picked up and put down in intervals, considering the work itself was written in that very manner–dictated in various countries, at different times, and in pieces.  Besides being thoroughly entertaining, the book also contains […]

A Depressingly “Ecclesiastical” Perspective by Mark Twain

As I was drawn into the Autobiography of Mark Twain,┬áthe following paragraph nearly drove me to despair…then I remembered the Gospel… A myriad of men are born; they labor and sweat and struggle for bread; they squabble and scold and fight; they scramble for little mean advantages over each other; age creeps upon them; infirmities […]