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Ernest Hemingway's Standing Desk via kottke.org: 'A working habit he has had from the beginning, Hemingway stands when he writes. He stands in a pair of his oversized loafers on the worn skin of a lesser kudu -- the typewriter and the reading board chest-high opposite him.' #Desk #Standing_Desk
ernest hemingway. This confirms that his mother liked to dress him up in girls clothes. Boys were frequently dressed this way back then. Nothing sissy about it, not when they're babies.
The American author and journalist Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) volunteered for the front in early 1918. He drove ambulances for two months after his arrival in the battlefield until he was wounded. Still only 18, Hemingway said at the time: "When you go to war as a boy you have a great illusion of immortality. Other people get killed; not you.Then when you are badly wounded the first time you lose that illusion and you know it can happen to you."