Sunday Sermonette

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I identify with Ernest Hemingway, possibly because he was nuts.  
Nuts, but not crazy.

One day you will wake up and you won’t be able to do the things that you want to do so you should do them now. Hemingway got it, and did it, and wrote about it.

“There is no hunting like the hunting of man, and those who have hunted armed men long enough and liked it, never care for anything else thereafter.” – From Ernest’s mouth to God’s ear.
Hemingway lived life, and hit a lot of bumps in the road.  Some would say that he hit ‘every’ bump in the road. 
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” – and he bled a lot all over the pages. It’s what made him great.
Charles Bukowski asked, “Can you remember who you were before the world told you who you should be?” Hemingway might have ignored it and answered that, “the world breaks everyone, and sometimes you’re strong in the broken places.”

10 thoughts on “Sunday Sermonette

  1. Did you notice the Dem sponsored anti lynching law that was passed a little while ago? They left out duelling, oddly.

  2. We need to bring that back. I'd fly to DC in order to slap Adam Schiff and Jerry Nadler with a gauntlet. Their choice of weapons. I'll pick the time and place. You can be my second.

    Of course, they're curs. And while killing them would be pathetically easy on the field of honor, they'd never show up. No honor.

  3. Hemingway, Steinbeck and Faulkner are among my favorite American writers.
    As you mentioned, Hemingway struggled to perfect his craft, and was proud and somewhat jealous of his achievements. A certain amount of idealized autobiography is present in his novels. The excellent biography by Michael Reynolds offers insight as to how Hemingway's life affected his art.


  4. YES

    On the duelling Grounds of Bladensburg MD. One of my old parishes, btw. See "Peace Cross."

  5. Hemingway had no problem with Che and Castro murdering innocents.
    I'll take a different role model.

  6. I am not suggesting that anyone follow Hemingway into drunken dissolution and suicide or that they base their lives on his. I don't think that he would encourage that if he was alive today. There were things about the man that were nuts. There were things about the man's clarity in many things.

    Better to follow Christ if one is looking for an example. And Hemingway was a long way off that mark.

  7. If you wanted to have a go at Shifty and I'd take Nadler, that would work too. I'm not greedy. The important thing is that they're dispatched on the field of honor so that it can't be called murder.

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