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My old man

I first came across Ted Kessler’s My Old Man in July 2013 when my friend Jude Rogers was asked to write about her father. It seemed like something I’d be interested in doing. 601 more words

Reading And Writing

Ernie & Bill: Hemingway -- My Old Man.

Title: My Old Man

Author: Ernest Hemingway

Written: ?1923

Read: 20141129

Two distinctive ways of interpreting this story about an adult maturity being prematurely imposed on a young boy are possible, although one of those readings has been accepted as the traditional interpretation. 967 more words

Ernest Hemingway


I wrote this post after my dad’s birthday, but I change the date on my dad’s birthday date. Which is 12 October. And I think my picture above say everything. 804 more words

Daily Ranting

I changed my mind (Joni Mitchell)

Joni Mitchell. Where do I even begin talking about this woman? I will start with confessing that I never really liked her, and it took me a long time to convince myself to like her, and an even longer to then genuinely like her music. 479 more words

Thoughts On Music

My Old Man by Ernest Hemingway

Week/story #32: Ernest Hemingway’s “My Old Man”

This was probably my least favorite of the Hemingway stories I have read thus far. The competition in that group is quite stiff, though, so that doesn’t mean this was a bad story. 390 more words

My Old Man and Four Fathers

Ian Dury and I probably had about as different a father as humanly possible, but this song has taken on such a great importance to me since my son was born, which in turn made me think more about my own father and the man he was and is. 32 more words