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The Old Fashion Style of Twiggs Coffeehouse and Bakery

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Twiggs Coffeehouse and Bakery offers a homey atmosphere with traditional coffee shop décor and plenty of tables. Located in the University Heights business district it has created a name for itself through its bakery items and custom cakes. At any particular time you can find all types of people ranging from business professionals to students engaging in lively conversation and munching on a chocolate chip cookie.  This is not your “cookie cutter” establishment with franchise style décor. It is a real, down to earth, traditional 1950’s style coffee shop. Living room furniture with lamps rests in the corners while a variety of well worn tables are spread about the floor. It has a “throwback” charm of a time before the advent of computers.  Twiggs also supports the arts. Located in a makeshift theater connected to the main coffee shop are amateur improvisation and skits. Cost was $5 and offered an opportunity for locals to engage in the community. A few dozen people look

Book Review: Voltaire the Universal Man

Voltaire the Universal Man by Derek Parker delves into the very chaotic but interesting life of one of the world’s greatest playwrights and thinkers. Voltaire was born in 1694 whose real name was François-Marie Arouet. He wrote thousands of books, letters, and theatricals in his attempt to help people to think beyond the obvious. He railed against short logic, intolerance, dogmatic blindness, war, and at times established royalty.   In many ways he adopted American values and encouraged others in his country to follow the same beliefs. Taught by Jesuits his family pushed him to become an attorney. However, he rebelled and instead became a writer and poet. Because of the way he thought about the world, and his criticism of some Paris practices, he spent numerous times imprisoned. An eleven month stay in the Bastille caused estrangement from his family but also freed him to pursue his own goals.  His personality and fame can be seen in one of his conflicts. When a Paris n