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Uncle Ernest’s Life Lesson of the Week:

hem1“It is often said that I am a man of excess. I find this hard to comprehend. I enjoy an occasional glass of wine. I also frequently enjoy a bit of rum in my drinks. And at times I have been known to sample a mojito or two or three. Still, the public eye insists that I am a man of excess. Crash a boat in the Pacific with 20 crates of tequila and the papers give you hell for life. Lesson of the Week: do not accept ‘double dares’ from friends. Apparently it is not possible to funnel tequila and navigate a boat all at the same time.”

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August 26, 2009 at 9:30 am

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Uncle Ernest’s Life Lesson of the Week:

ernesthemingway“On my desk next to my typewriter I have the following words emblazoned on a plaque and whenever I find myself struggling with writer’s block, I turn to them and I inevitably feel more relaxed and more at ease with myself and my work, heed them well:

‘Remember the three M’s: Misogyny, Machine-guns, & Murder, as long as these three are present in a story, one is surely to never fail.’

Alas, the lessor known three N’s are not as reliable as the three M’s: Ninjas, Nickels, & Note-cards.

The three M’s though, these words have never failed me and I find that my readers are always pleased when these elements are in place. I mean afterall, who could say no to a story about a machine-gun? Would you?”

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August 5, 2009 at 5:24 pm

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Uncle Ernest’s Life Lesson of the Week:

DDD729F9214B43E7B6D22BF6FE97F56F1“I was nibbling on a lemon cookie this morning when I happened to view the drama that is nature. A small fly flew into a brown spider’s web. As the fly struggled in vain against the web and as I watched the brown spider creep ever closer to its prey, a lovely thought came into my mind, a revelation about life and the very essence of nature: you can take the girl out of Jersey, but not the Jersey out of the girl, a friend of mine from Jersey actually eats glass, I swear to god….glass!”

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July 26, 2009 at 8:24 am

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Hemingway_Harold_Loeb_Lady_Duff_Twysden_Hadley_Don_Stewart_and_Pat_GuthrieUncle Ernest’s Life Lesson of the Week:

“The most difficult thing to do in the world is to make up your mind and get up in the morning … … well that and listening to Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald argue about the latest in sweater fashions.”

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July 3, 2009 at 3:26 pm

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hemingway_picUncle Ernest’s Life Lesson of the Week:

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, again. OR scream in rage and hurl copies of The Cantos, I find that works equally well.”

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June 27, 2009 at 7:54 am

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hemingway_scrittoioUncle Ernest’s Life Lesson of the Week:

“The greatest hunt in life is the hunt for truth and knowledge. Also, my trousers. BLAST! I cannot find them.”

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June 19, 2009 at 9:28 am

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hwsgUncle Ernest’s Life Lesson of the Week:

“Always remember: It’s America’s way or the Hemingway!”

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June 12, 2009 at 5:18 pm