Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mark Twain

8:35am:
This morning as I ate breakfast [1-egg up, 1-slice rye toast with raspberry jam, apple juice], the History Vault's story of the life of Samuel Clemens [Pen name -Mark Twain] played on my Mac computer.

Mark Twain fascinates me. With no education beyond his 11th year, he managed to become a skilled Mississippi riverboat pilot. He worked as a journalist and author. Twain became a world traveler.

He married Olivia with whom he had four children. They built a lovely home in Hartford, Connecticut. Twain became a wealthy man thru his writing and lost most of his fortune due to investments that went sour. Twain repaid his debts from earnings made by writing and lecturing.

I find that I'm intrigued by all that Mark Twain did in his life.






9:45am:
Morning Camp
The Scampy Team desires to be a good neighbor to those businesses near our Nite Camp. For this reason, we leave our Nite Camp almost immediately after waking. Around 7am.

There is a close-by parking area near 24 Hour Fitness that is flat and has a good internet signal from our T-Mobile provider. We may remain here for a few hours before heading toward the ocean and the lovely Mission Bay.




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2 comments:

  1. Back in Twain's day, not many folks were educated so being educated to 11th grade was like a college degree. I remember being lectured to finish high school so we could get a good job...now you'll be lucky to flip burgers. Most good paying jobs require a Master's degree. I got mine in my late 50's and my starting salary jumped sky high....at least for me.

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  2. P.S. I've also seen innovator, smart individuals with little education...it seems they like to tinker with things to figure it out.

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