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and then life happens

Nothing is quite as jarring as when your expectations for life and what actually transpires don’t match up.  It can be something simple, like thinking the clear wet stuff you’re about to take a big drink of is water, only to realize that it is in fact gin. 809 more words


Trying to Understand Hemingway - The Sun Also Rises

I had a difficult time with this book.  I did not enjoy it.  I hadn’t planned on even writing about it but then I thought what’s the point of only ever writing about books you like? 925 more words


Banned or "Challenged" Books That Will Change Your Life - Part 1

I’ve never understood the so-called reasons for banning or burning books. Maybe it’s because books are holy to me. They provide me with a sacred space – a way to participate in a true exploration of the mind. 931 more words


Author's Writing Spaces: Ernest Hemingway (Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 21)

One of my favorite interviews ever was the one between George Plimpton and Ernest Hemingway, which originally ran in the Paris Review in 1958. Besides Plimpton’s ability to paint a picture of Hemingway’s writing space that literally transports the reader to the author’s desk, it’s full of insightful tips for writers, and Hemingway’s frank and humorous personality. 1,965 more words


The Subconscious is a Bitch

Last night, I turned in my last assignment for the summer semester of grad school. I’m more than halfway through, and every semester I consider quitting, and every semester, I don’t. 652 more words

Creating Your Own Reality

Paula McLain: Nuoruutemme Pariisi.

Jo aikaisemmassa tekstissä nti Kirjastotäti viittasi luettavana olevaan Paula McLainin Nuoruutemme Pariisiin. Nyt kirja on luettu, ja näennäisestä kepeydestään huolimatta vaati hieman sulattelua.

Romaani kertoo Ernest Hemingwayn ensimmäisestä avioliitosta nimenomaan tämän ensimmäisen vaimon silmin. 317 more words

"The essence of good writing is simplicity."

“The essence of good writing is simplicity.”

– Ernest Hemingway





“Together, one mind, one life (one small step at a time), let’s see how many people (and lives) we can encourage, impact, empower, enrich, uplift and perhaps even inspire to reach their fullest potentials.”

Ernest Hemingway