Among the residents of Key West, Florida, who opted to stay put and brave the 130 mph winds that ravaged the southeast portion of the United States this weekend were 54 six- and seven-toed cats that call Ernest Hemingway’s former limestone abode home.
As Hurricane Irma blew through the Florida Keys over the weekend, some of the archipelago's most beloved residents ran for shelter — on their six-toed feet. The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum on Key West is home to a long lineage of...Show More Summary
Descendants of Ernest Hemingway
Hurricane Irma battered the Florida Keys over the weekend, but the Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum in Key West, its staffers and its 54 six-toed cats were unharmed by the storm, the Orlando Sentinel reports. Jacque Sands, the general manager of the Hemingway Home told the newspaper that the building...
The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum provides a sanctuary to 54 polydactyl (six-toed) cats. According to the museum, a ship captain once gave Ernest a white six-toed cat, and now some of its descendants live in the Hemingway Home and Museum located in Key West–precisely where Hurricane Irma is now making landfall. Show More Summary
The fate of the museum’s staff and the cats remains uncertain to date.
Actress and Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter Mariel Hemingway is urging everyone in Key West at the Hemingway House to please evacuate immediately before Hurricane Irma hits. Previously, the manager of the famed Hemingway historicalShow More Summary
While Hurricane Irma's exact landfall and path is up in the air, one thing seems like a sure bet: Florida's Key West is going to get blasted. Key West happens to be the site of Ernest Hemingway's old home, which is why granddaughter Mariel Hemingway is making a public plea...
Mariel Hemingway is pleading for the 72-year-old manager of her grandfather's Key West home to evacuate before Hurricane Irma hits... just take the cats and get out of Dodge. The Oscar-nominated actress and granddaughter of Ernest Hemingway tells…
The legendary Ernest Hemingway home appears doomed... an almost certain casualty of Hurricane Irma... this according to local law enforcement. The Key West home -- made of wood and built in the 1850's -- sits about 16 feet above sea...
Once a month (or so), I share a dozen things that have inspired me to greater personal, professional, and financial success in my life. I hope they bring similar success to your life. 1. Martin Luther King, Jr. on friendship “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Show More Summary
When young people ask me how to get started writing, I tell them the best way would be go somewhere and do something, experience something, and then write about it. That's how Ernest Hemingway got The Sun Also Rises and A Farewell to Arms.Richard Rhodes, How to Write, 1995
In the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris, there’s a wonderful interchange between the hero from the 21st Century, Gil Pender, and Ernest Hemingway, in 1920s Paris. Pender has written a novel and he asks Hemingway if he might read it for him and give his opinion. He’s told Hemingway the subject, a curiosity shop, [...]
The cold and refreshing El Floridita #2 is concocted with rum, vermouth, cacao, lime juice, and grenadine, the daiquiri almost has a cherry flavor. Faulkner thinks he first found the recipe in the Ernest Hemingway cocktail compendium To Have and Have Another—but under another name.
Get lost in the time warp that is Cuba on a weeklong fall trip that introduces participants to the culture and vibrant rhythms of the country. The tour, organized by Cuba specialist Cultural Journeys, follows in the steps of author Ernest Hemingway in Havana. Participants can take a stroll on the...
Is it possible to identify the author of a book based on the frequency of just a few basic words such as “such,” “as,” or “or”? Do novelists, like Ernest Hemingway and JK Rowling, have such a unique literary fingerprint that their writing...Show More Summary
See 25 of the most meow-worthy cats in LIFE Magazine's archive of iconic photography—with appearances by Fred Astaire and Ernest Hemingway
Let's start off with a fact: most (if not all) first drafts are terrible. Even Ernest Hemingway says so. There's not really any avoiding this, not even for the most talented or experienced writer. But when you think about it, the concept of a less-than-stellar first draft is actually quite liberating. Show More Summary
"According to an apocryphal exchange between F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, the only difference between the rich and the rest of us is that they have more money. But is that the only difference? We didn’t used to think so. We used to think that having vast sums of money was bad and in particular […]