Wonderful piece, Nick. I was the writer-in-residence at the Hemingway Birthplace Home in Oak Park, IL a few years ago. And although he wrote noen of his great works in that house and lived there only a short time, I could feel his presence, his wonder, his innocence. And although he was a complicated man with many shades, I’m certain, as a little boy, he was much like all of us, enamored by stories. Later, as you have shown us in this piece, he had many insightful thoughts about the art of telling stories and living the writer’s life, and ended up being pretty damn good at it.

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