Carol S. Mann
Bits and Pieces
“He knew everyone had flaws. People fell from grace all the time. But some people fell further than others.” From “Ferrelli’s Fall” (Creek Songs).
Tag Archives: Mark Twain
What is it about a hometown?
Picture your hometown. Was it a big city, a little burg, a remote countryside? It doesn’t matter whether you left that hometown kicking and screaming because you wanted to stay forever or whether you fled from its boredom, that location … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Creativity, Finding Ideas: The Creative Process, Inspiration, Looking for Inspiration, Reading, short story, Writing Tagged 1901 Buffalo, architecture, Buffalo, City of Light, Erie Canal, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Frank Lloyd Wright, Frederick Law Olmsted, Henry Hobson Richardson, hometowns, J.M. Coetzee, Joseph Ellicott, Joyce Carol Oates, Jr., Lauren Belfer, Leon Czolgosz, Mark Twain, Martin Luther King, Pan-American Exposition, President William McKinley, St. Lawrence Seaway, Taylor Caldwell, the State University of New York, University of Buffalo, William McKinley, writing 8 Comments
“A Little Trick of Laughing”
In the 1920’s and 30’s, overly sentimental poems with subjects like Mother, Love, Friendship, and Encouragement were popular. Copies of these poems were often put into small picture frames and hung in people’s homes. I suppose the best way to … Continue reading
Posted in Creativity, Inspiration, Looking for Inspiration, poetry, Reading, Writing Tagged books, Encouragement, friendship, humor, inspiration, Laughter, literature, Love, Mark Twain, Mother, nostalgia, poetry, Richard Gersti, Tom Sawyer 13 Comments