“The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” showcases a self-doubting man (personifies me; you?) who explodes from self-made shackles after facing-down a charging, life-threatening buffalo. “Big Two-Hearted River” welcomes you to Northern Michigan, a pastoral playground – pine forests, teaming with fresh, clean, trout-filled waters. A fishing fool since early youth, it’s delightful. Often wondering WHY’s Hemingway’s writing so captivating – particularly, his ability to make me “feel good;” even his horrific war depictions such as “A Way You’ll Never Be” resonate, and leave me feeling uplifted (bc I’m not there?). To me, Ernest Hemingway is absolutely fascinating, not only for his writing, but life. There are reasons he’s the 2nd-most researched writer behind Shakespeare.