Monthly Archives: April 2017

Lagniappe

Who said, “a lie can travel halfway around the world while the truth is still putting on its shoes”?  Mark Twain?  Nope, not according to researcher Garson O’Toole.  Seven years ago Mr. O’Toole started a website called Quote Investigator.  Recently … Continue reading

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Notes on Books I’ve Recently Read

Louis Nizer (1902 – 1994) was a prominent attorney who was a litigant in many famous trials.  He wrote a book, My Life in Court (1961), about some of those cases and it was on the New York Times bestsellers … Continue reading

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Talking About Books . . .

Most authors never make enough money to quit their day jobs and write full time.  Others, including a few politicians and musicians, make more money with one book deal than most of us would earn in multiple lifetimes.  Here are … Continue reading

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Quotes of Note

“I do not wish to be ungrateful to Holmes, who has been a good friend to me in many ways. If I have sometimes been inclined to weary of him it is because his character admits of no light or … Continue reading

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