Twain—Episode One hundred eighty-two–Impacted

Heather

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  1. LauraSue says:

    Okay, I’m really not in real time… But I’m finding this book fascinating. It helps to know that Twain is not setting The Boss up as a model of any kind, and I don’t know what the dramatic conclusion is going to be. But what I’ve been noticing is that while The Boss disdains religion (as opposed to faith) and superstition, he comes in with his own religion, which is business and capitalism. Is there any evidence that Twain was on board with the trust-busting of the time? Capitalism without any governmental restraints leads to a type of slavery every bit as heinous as outright human ownership of other humans. Is is drawing a parallel? I also keep watching the “improvements” he’s trying to make and thinking about James Michener’s “Hawaii.” Creepy. Improving people being equal, here, to imposing one’s own values without any regard for the values of others.

  2. excellenta ciona de alana y bióto con espeliste iconcia. emoslos a eireis y dedeg fecru con pepro ssenfes!

  3. Hey Elizabeth!
    I actually used the recommended yarn (http://www.knitpicks.com/cfpatterns/pattern_display.cfm?ID=10266220#patternYarns2) the organic cotton. It’s a lovely yarn and held up to the dryer and a lot of damp in the UK.
    ; )
    H

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Hi Heather,
    What yarn did you use for your cloche? I love it–it’s totally adorable, and I want to make one, too. Thanks for sharing!
    Elizabeth

  5. Laurie May says:

    OK so what’s with the use of the word “impacted”? I cringed when I heard it used by the podcaster you put on an earlier episode, since improper use of the word “impact” is one of my pet peeves, and “impacted” is actually not even a real word (unless you’re referring to wisdom teeth), although I fear it will soon be accepted, as will the use of impact as a verb for matters other than car crashes. Alas, this is no place for a purist! I’m just wondering if you were waiting for someone to say something, or if you had some other reason entirely for using it as the title of episode 182.

  6. Sally Williams says:

    I was thinking Canterbury Tales.

  7. How about a little October infusion with
    Telltale Heart? Hmmm?
    I clearly remember my fourth grade teacher turning out all the lights and reading it to us by flashlight.
    I still have trouble sleeping.

  8. Heather P (not O) says:

    Oh Heather…I hope you are having a lovely and glorious time in England. I am remarkably jealous of all.

    I just have to say that while I am completely loving your podcast as I did just catch completely up in the last 2 months or so…but oy! I am just not enjoying aCYiKAC. I actually like Twain, in fact, his book the Diary of Adam and Eve is amazing! I just don’t know about this one. I am pushing myself to listen to it because you have recommended it and I have trusted you on other things (ToTC). Is this one almost over? I am really hoping we are moving on soon.

    Thanks! Hope you are having a lovely time.
    -Hp

  9. Rachel H. says:

    Say — someone suggested Lovecraft on the rav boards, and I just had to repeat it here! What about some crazy Lovecraftian short fiction as a breather between novels? Perfect for October, no? 🙂 🙂

    Hope you are having a great time overseas!

  10. Nordie says:

    After I got home on Monday I remembered the names of the two Bronte books I was talking about on Sunday night in the pub as alternatives to doing “Wuthering Heights”:

    “Vilette” (semi autobiographical story of what it’s like to be a governess more through need than want). I originally thought this was “Agnes Grey” which is a similar story

    “The Professor” is the story of a male tutor working in a girl’s school.

    The book I could remember, was, of course, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall” (about a single mother who escapes her dissolute rake of her husband to live under an assumed name to protect her son…only to ffall for the neighbour).

    Thanks for a great weekend!

  11. Cecelia Riehl says:

    Well, I guess you are out of the country now. I don’t listen to that part of the podcast, frankly because I’m a little jealous of those who can afford to go. The price for that trip was just way beyond my means. I travel to Europe a lot with my husband and coulcn’t see spending that much on a trip just for me.

    I can’t find anything to download on this page (182.) I guess I’ll just have to wait till you get back home again.

    I sincerely hope you all have a wonderful trip. I wish I could be with you, but I’m enjoying the fall weather here.

  12. emmms says:

    So looking forward to meeting you at iKnit! Hope you have a distinctly uneventful journey over and may the scourge of jet-lag bypass you completely!

    See you this weekend!