Consultation No. 4 – With Papa Hemingway

    With some trepidation I knocked at Ernest Hemingway’s door and waited. And waited. Had I waited much longer I would have left, knowing his short fuse with reporters and lesser writers. With research we had found that the rap on Papa was that he was incredibly knowledgeable on a wide number of subjects,…

An Intimate Picture Of A Most Public Hemingway

The Hemingway Patrols – Ernest Hemingway and His Hunt for U-Boats, by Terry Mort The missus, ever on the lookout for book about Papa for me, found this one and surprised me with it. It shouldn’t surprise readers of my posts that Hemingway has influenced me as a writer. He lived a legendary life that’s…

Rehashing The Way It Was

Watergate, by Thomas Mallon   image via miamiherald.com  If you were alive and reading the daily paper in 1972, you already know the gist of this story. If not, here it is, in brief: President Richard Nixon was running for his second term, and a group of cronies, aides, former CIA spooks, and fellow-traveling politicos…

Below, None of it Matters

Hemingway’s Boat, by Paul Hendrickson   image via csmonitor.com “You know you love the sea and would not be anywhere else…She is just there and the wind moves her and the current moves her and they fight on her surface but down below none of it matters.” That’s a segment from Hemingway’s Islands in the…