• Hunting

    Warthogs and Time Limits

    Hemingway detailed his struggle trying to bag a Greater Kudu in his book Green Hills of Africa. He wrote about how it was a pleasure to hunt something that was a challenge but having a time limit in which to do it was not fun; his exact words are “Now it is pleasant to hunt something that you want very…

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    Under Kilimanjaro

    This book is an account of Ernest Hemingway's safari with his fourth wife Mary in late 1953 and early 1954. This trip ended abruptly in January 1954 after they had two near-fatal plane crashes in East Africa. While back in Havana, Hemingway wrote his “African Book” and completed it in 1956. He left this manuscript, along with those for A Moveable Feast, Islands in the Stream, and The Garden of Eden, in a safe deposit box in Cuba. Under Kilimanjaro is the last of Hemingway’s manuscripts to be published in its entirety. I enjoyed spending time with Papa while reading his “African Book.” I am about at the end of…

  • Hunting

    Hunting With Dad

    Like most of us that are avid waterfowlers, I was raised on bird hunting by my dad. Now, it remains to be seen if this was his way of torturing me, giving me this passion(some may say addiction) for waking up at an ungodly time of day, driving all morning, setting up decoys in the worst weather imaginable(of course the best weather for ducks), just for the chance to see a duck in the sky.