Which To Choose?

by Richard Daughty
The Mogambo Guru Blog

I would like to bring up a quote of Ernest Hemingway, a writer whom I greatly admire, and to whom I have often been compared as a writer, as in “You wrote this crap? You suck! And compared to Ernest Hemingway, you REALLY suck!”

In my defense to such malicious attacks, I used to reply, with my usual spluttering outrage, “Well, he was no economist, and he never said ‘We’re freaking doomed!’, which is something I wrote, and which is some of the finest writing in the whole stinking history of writing, in that it is pithy, insightful and perfectly true!”

And this does not even count the crucial fact that, if Hemingway was alive today, he would be 116 years old now, and I could easily beat him arm-wrestling to prove who is the better writer.

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