70 Days With Hemingway And Me

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A Raised Glass to Richard Cantwell, Col. Infantry, USA.

July 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Across the River and Into the Trees

Sometimes I can’t believe my life.
Here I sit, listening to Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos 1-2-3, enjoying a Partagas cigar, sipping a dry martini (made with ice-cold Boodles gin), and feeling a gentle breeze blowing off the lake virtually at my feet.
Does any human being deserve to live so royally?
Nope. In fact, if this was a Hemingway [...]

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I Begin Again. Once Again.

July 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Across the River and Into the Trees

Today, I start Ernest Hemingway’s sixth novel Across the River and Into the Trees, published in 1950.
I know I risk being labeled a mouth-breather. But I have to be honest. I know absolutely nothing about this novel, other than the fact that it boasts 308 pages in my leather-bound edition.
Embarrassing, isn’t it? I’ve [...]

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