Patrick Hemingway’s Photographs

When I was in Idaho, I picked up the local newspaper one day and I learned that one of Hemingway’s grandsons, Patrick, was allowed access to take photographs in and around the Finca Vigía (Ernest’s Cuban home and now a museum). The article said he was only allowed access after telling the curators of his…

Ketchum, Idaho

I just returned this past Sunday to Texas from attending the 4th Annual Ernest Hemingway Festival in Ketchum, Idaho. Having never been north of Denver, I enjoyed the mountains and scenery of the Wood River Valley and Sun Valley. The weather was perfect for my first visit to Idaho: high 70s and low 80s during…

Bridge of Sighs

A very good book I just finished reading over the weekend was Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo. Russo is a recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for writing Empire Falls. I had never read anything of Russo’s before reading Bridge of Sighs. Before traveling to Venice a few years ago, all “Bridge of Sighs” meant…