Well I am two for two when it comes to forums at the JFK Library. Maybe it was because both talks had to do with Ernest Hemingway or that both authors were very dynamic speakers who new more about their topic than most. The previous talk was with Caroline Moorehead (author of Gellhorn and Selected Letters of Martha Gellhorn) and the second was a talk (forum) that I actually attended tonight (Oct. 12, from 5:30 – 7:00 PM) titled Ernest Hemingway and the Sea. Paul Hendrickson, is the author of Hemingway’s Boat: Everything He Loved in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Hendrickson following the forum, that was moderated by Scott Simon, host of NPR’s Weekend Edition, who also did a great job with his probing questions. I have to say, and not because he signed my book, that Mr. Hendrickson was extremely interesting to listen to and I could have easily have spent the rest of the evening listening to his stories about Hemingway as I’m sure the rest of the packed audience could have. Now I need to do a little research to find his Washington Post story that he wrote about Hemingway’s three sons whom he all met back in 1987. I kept thinking how lucky his students (at UPenn) are to have a Ernest Hemingway scholar right at their finger tips.