Sadly, when one's high school administrators switch dates for Open House for prospective students, they don't ever tell the teachers until school has started. Then they tell you that it is in your contract that you must attend, despite polite protestations that being accepted to an MLA Convention should be lauded at these Open Houses for good publicity.
The irony here is biting, unfortunately.
On Sep 20, 2013, at 11:43 AM, Sneller, Judy E. wrote:
> A Heads Up: Unfortunately John Pascal has had to drop out of the American H=
> umor panel at RMMLA in Vancouver. Rats!
> Judy Sneller
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Twain Forum [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Robert E Stew=
> Sent: Thursday, September 19, 2013 4:23 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: J. Ross Browne
> On a long airline flight today, I gave a critical read to Ed Branch's arti=
> cle from MLA, October 1978, on Artemus Ward relative to his influence on T=
> wain. "The Babes in the Wood": Artemus Ward's "Double Health" to Mark Twai=
> Makes me look forward to hearing John Pascal's talk at the RMMLA in Vanco=
> uver,since his panel conflicted with mine in Elmira.
> But a question: Can anyone tell me? Did Twain ever attend a lecture by J.=
> Ross Browne, or comment on Browne or his letters from Washoe?
> Bob Stewart