The Long, Complex Sentences of Ernest Hemingway

So they sat there in the shade where the camp was pitched under some wide-topped acacia trees with a boulder-strewn cliff behind them, and a stretch of grass that ran to the bank of a boulder-filled stream in front with forest beyond it, and drank their just-cool lime drinks and avoided one another's eyes while … Continue reading The Long, Complex Sentences of Ernest Hemingway

Tonight’s Reading Plan: Lawrence and Lebowski

I'm reading Lawrence, Hemingway and Anderson. Tonight, I will read a few chapters in the Sun Also Rises and perhaps a little more of St. Mawr.  I'm also reading The Most Excellent Comedie and Tragical Romance of Two Gentlemen of Lebowski. You're going to want to check that out.  Full disclosure:  I get a small … Continue reading Tonight’s Reading Plan: Lawrence and Lebowski

Doubt, Depression, Dread-Mornings of the Soul

From 2014: I'm trying to write a new post about depression and doubt. One does not do this without referencing Leonard Cohen and Ernest Hemingway. I looked up some old posts for reference, only to find that I'd written this almost a year ago to the day: https://chriscocca.com/2013/02/08/rockstars-and-whetstones-and-ssris-steven-hyden-and-a-bunch-of-other-stuff/ I can't say that my medical situation … Continue reading Doubt, Depression, Dread-Mornings of the Soul