On Hemingway’s “Big Two-Hearted River: Part I”

Sharing another close reading I prepared for my “Short Stories of Hemingway” class at Rollins College. ___________________________________________   “Nick was happy as he crawled inside the tent. He had not been unhappy all day. This was different though. Now things were done. There had been this to do. Now it was done. It had been…

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On Hemingway’s “The Cat in the Rain”

I am currently taking a course in my MLS program focused on the short stories of Ernest Hemingway. While much is known about his novels (For Whom the Bell Tolls, A Moveable Feast, etc), most people are not as familiar with the incredible focus and dedication Hemingway extended toward the craft of word economy. I’m…

Statement of Purpose

As many of you may know, I applied for the MLS (Master of Liberal Studies) at Rollins College for the Spring 2014 term. In addition to submitting writing samples, transcripts, and multiple letters of recommendation, I also had to prepare a “Statement of Quality,” their version of the traditional Statement of Purpose required for most…