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The Road to makind your first sale online


Your website is the cornerstone to your online business. It’s important you get a website you’re able to edit yourself. If you hire a web-designer you’ll spend a lot of money and you’ll never be able to react to the changing market conditions fast enough.

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The Books of Ernest Hemingway – A Partial List


In Our Time (1925):  Hemingway’s first collection of short stories published in the United States, and introduced the nation to what would later be called “the Hemingway style.”

The Torrents of Spring:  A Romantic Novel in Honor of the Passing of a Great Race (1926): Hemingway’s first novella, and a spoof of the writers of the time.  It has been largely forgotten by literary critics who wish to focus on Hemingway’s later work.

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The Sun Also Rises (1926):  The first major Hemingway novel.  It was the novel that initially made Hemingway famous, and is considered by most to be his best work.

Men Without Women (1927):  The second collection of Hemingway’s short stories.

A Farewell to Arms (1929):  Hemingway’s second major novel and considered to be somewhat semi-autobiographical.  The novel is mostly about Hemingway’s time as an ambulance driver in Italy, and his romance with nurse Agnes von Kurowsky.

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“The Old Man and the Sea” Book Review


“The Old Man and the Sea” is a novel written by Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) and published in 1952.  It was the last novel Hemingway wrote during his lifetime; his subsequent novels were published posthumously.  It is considered one of his four best novels, along with “A Farewell to Arms,” “The Sun Also Rises,” and “For Whom the Bell Tolls.”  It is a “man versus beast” type of story, much along the lines of William Faulkner’s “The Bear” or Herman Melville’s classic, “Moby-Dick.”  The novel won the Pulitzer Prize in 1952, and its success made Hemingway a worldwide literary superstar.

The story centers on the protagonist, Santiago, an old Cuban man and seasoned fisherman who has gone several weeks without catching any fish.  His apprentice, Manolin, defies the wishes of his parents and continues to help him, even though they want Manolin to sail with fishermen who actually catch fish.  Santiago proclaims that he will go out into the Gulf and catch a fish, therefore breaking his unlucky streak of 80-plus days without any fish.  So, Santiago goes out into the Gulf alone, and he eventually catches the attention of a large marlin.  In fact, the fish is so big and strong that it ends up pulling Santiago’s boat.

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Ernest Hemingway Quotes


Here are some memorable quotes from legendary journalist and novelist, Ernest Hemingway:

A serious writer is not to be confounded with a solemn writer. A serious writer may be a hawk or a buzzard or even a popinjay, but a solemn writer is always a bloody owl.

Bullfighting is the only art in which the artist is in danger of death and in which the degree of brilliance in the performance is left to the fighter’s honor.

Ernest Hemingway at the Finca Vigia, 1947

Cowardice… is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.

Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.

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Ernest Hemingway – A Short Biography


Ernest Hemingway, famous author and journalist, was born in the affluent Chicago suburb of Oak Park, Illinois, on July 21, 1899. His father was a doctor; his mother, a musician. He was named after his maternal grandfather, Ernest Hall. As a young man, he was interested in writing; he wrote for and edited his high school’s newspaper, as well as the high school yearbook. Upon graduating from Oak Park and River Forest High School in 1917, he worked for the Kansas City Star newspaper briefly, but in that short time, he learned the writing style that would shape nearly all of his future work.

Ernest Hemingway in Milan 1918

As an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I, Ernest Hemingway was wounded and spent several months in the hospital. While there, he met and fell in love with a Red Cross nurse named Agnes von Kurowsky. They planned to marry; however, she became engaged to an Italian officer instead.

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Ernest Hemingway Facts


Ernest Hemingway was a very interesting man. He was a celebrated American author by the time he was in his 20s, had returned from war, and visited many different parts of the world in his short life. Of course, many people also contest that Hemingway was a very deranged, unattached man who may have suffered from bipolar mania, depression, or other disorders that eventually led to his $uicide in 1961. There is a lot of information out there about this great author who made huge contributions to American literature throughout his lifetime.

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Here’s a fun fact: Ernest Hemingway believed that life was made meaningful by courage, as reflected in his many stories about characters who would fight and die bravely, regardless of whether they won or lost the battle. Hemingway wrote mostly about hunting, war, and other fights in life, both real and metaphorical. Many of these fights were reflective of his own lifestyle, while a few were made up or embellished for quality and enjoyment. Hemingway was a journalist, a soldier, an international artist, an adventurist, and a husband in addition to being one of the great American authors of the 20th century.

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People Love Creative Swag


Quick – how many company pens do you have on your desk, or in your bag, or in your car? It’s too many, right? Makes you wonder why you end up buying pens when you have all these free ones. But companies want to be more than just another pen in your car. Check out some of the unique ways businesses are getting our attention

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State of Violent Crimes in USA


Whatever the influence, iyt’s clear that certain cities – and especially small towns – must remain vigilant to stay safe

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