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I’m just back from Missouri, and I stayed in the Mark Twain State Park for a week. I visited Florida, MO where Samuel Clemens was born, and Hannibal, MO, where he grew up. He’s a fount of knowledge and wit, and one of my favorite writers. I though it especially fitting that I use this quote for today’s QOD:
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
Here are Twain's thoughts from various places with where on the earth he was at the time (Silverlight):