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Living Well is the Best Revenge

I am finally here: Paris, Paris, Paris! The last time I was here was in 2001 for work. I spent three days trotting and tripping up the cobbled streets of the fashionable districts in heels, heaving around a satchel of my models’ work to present to agents. 472 more words


Hemingway’s Weirdo Six-Toed Cats

“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.”
~ Ernest Hemingway…

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Runaway/ Rescue the Falcon

I remember being a teenager and getting so overwhelmed with anxiety that I had mapped out my route to runaway from home.  It wasn’t complicated.  I was going to go to my Grandmother’s house.   1,449 more words

Hemingway and Kerouac Explain "Lost" and "Beat" Characters

In honor of Ernest Hemingway’s 115th birthday this week, we toasted him with a daiquiri yesterday. Today the celebrations continue with a snippet from Burning Furiously Beautiful… 158 more words

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A Place With No Crust

Crust gets a bad wrap. Traditionally the crust is viewed as the additional unnecessary obstacle preventing you from accessing the greatness it covers. It’s seen as a burden that needs to be removed expeditiously and disregarded immediately. 574 more words


My Typewriter

I own a typewriter.  People call it hipster, people call it dorky, people call it nostalgic; I call it finding my inspiration.  It’s a 1940s Royal Deluxe Portable typewriter, in amazing shape, and just a fantastic piece of technology. 316 more words

Happy 115th Birthday, Hemingway!

Ernest Hemingway on safari, Kenya, 1954, via the JFK Library

That irascible author Ernest Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. One of my friends, a fellow Scrippsie, actually took me to visit his… 162 more words

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