Rethinking Kerouac by Aileen Torres Bennett
Art, Books, essay

Rethinking Kerouac

I've read three novels by Jack Kerouac in the last several weeks--"Big Sur," "The Dharma Bums," "Desolation Angels"--and it got me thinking about his influence on me. I was introduced to Kerouac in high school, when "On the Road" was mandatory reading. As a writing style, his stream-of-consciousness prose wasn't exactly appealing; but as a… Continue reading Rethinking Kerouac

Dead and Co Gorge 2019
Music

Life Lessons with: The Grateful Dead

As I mentioned in recent posts, we spent most of June back in the U.S., about two weeks of which was dedicated to following Dead & Co. up the West Coast. The Gorge Amphitheatre, for me, is the ultimate concert venue. Nothing tops standing in that space and seeing the sweeping vistas of the Columbia… Continue reading Life Lessons with: The Grateful Dead