What happens when you leave the Mormon religion? Hannah Miet looks into an ‘ex-Mormon’ support group that teaches its members how to drink, how to buy coffee, and how to live after they’ve left one of the country’s more restrictive faiths.
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He keeps track of his daily progress—“so as not to kid myself”—on a large chart made out of the side of a cardboard packing case and set up against the wall under the nose of a mounted gazelle head. The numbers on the chart showing the daily output of words differ from 450, 575, 462, 1250, back to 512, the higher figures on days Hemingway puts in extra work so he won’t feel guilty spending the following day fishing on the Gulf Stream.
“He liked the works of his friends, which is beautiful as loyalty but can be disastrous as judgement.”
― Ernest Hemingway, A Moveable Feast