Life is unpredictable. It changes with the seasons. Even your coldest winter happens for the best of reasons. And though it feels eternal, like all you'll ever do is freeze. I promise spring is coming and with it, brand new leaves. (poem and picture by Erin Hanson)

Life is unpredictable. It changes with the seasons. Even your coldest winter happens for the best of reasons. And though it feels eternal, like all you'll ever do is freeze. I promise spring is coming and with it, brand new leaves. (poem and picture by Erin Hanson)

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“Luck is a thing that comes in many forms and who can recognize her?” ~ Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea, 1952

“Luck is a thing that comes in many forms and who can recognize her?” ~ Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea, 1952

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A Farewell To Arms- Another must-read ....the movie is wonderful to watch too with Garry Cooper ( an all-time personal fav.) doing justice to the role Lt. Henry.

A Farewell To Arms- Another must-read ....the movie is wonderful to watch too with Garry Cooper ( an all-time personal fav.) doing justice to the role Lt. Henry.

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The Sun Also Rises , by Ernest Hemingway. Another English syllabus special, Hemingway’s tight prose and peerless storytelling are somehow more resonant when you are reading it on your own. Or as my colleague Matt put it: “I couldn’t keep my eyes open for more than five pages of Hemingway growing up, but for some reason I picked this up in my post-graduation haze and was mesmerized.

The Sun Also Rises , by Ernest Hemingway. Another English syllabus special, Hemingway’s tight prose and peerless storytelling are somehow more resonant when you are reading it on your own. Or as my colleague Matt put it: “I couldn’t keep my eyes open for more than five pages of Hemingway growing up, but for some reason I picked this up in my post-graduation haze and was mesmerized.

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Ernest Hemingway quote. (born 1898- died 1961). Hemingway writing in E. Africa in 1947, photo credit E. Theisen.

Ernest Hemingway quote. (born 1898- died 1961). Hemingway writing in E. Africa in 1947, photo credit E. Theisen.

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Writing   Ernest Hemingway once won a bet by crafting a six-word short story that can make people cry.

Writing Ernest Hemingway once won a bet by crafting a six-word short story that can make people cry.

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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. Heartbreaking and beautiful. The part about DiMaggio and his bone spurs is funny.

The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway. Heartbreaking and beautiful. The part about DiMaggio and his bone spurs is funny.

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Point to ponder. Nobody has a perfect life so don't be so hard on yours or quick to judge another's. Perfect example of not judging a book by its cover.

Point to ponder. Nobody has a perfect life so don't be so hard on yours or quick to judge another's. Perfect example of not judging a book by its cover.

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