Sunday, July 01, 2007

Remembering Jack Kerouac

I read with some bemusement how some fellow literary junkies at Naropa University in Boulder Colorado are marking the 50th anniversary of "On the Road," the iconic masterpiece of the Beat Generation.

They kicked-off their "Kerouac Festival" yesterday with a twelve-hour marathon reading.

Can you only imagine?

I mean, it's a great book and all. But, TWELVE STRAIGHT HOURS?!

Anyway, for you local socks, keep in mind that Mr. Kerouac was living right here in Central Florida when his masterpiece went to press.

To be precise, he was living with his mother at 1418-1/2 Clouser Avenue in the now-fashionable College Park section of Orlando, working on another book you may have heard of called "The Dharma Bums."

You can read all about this local connection at

Or, you can spend your summertime reading hours devoted to my book about the Civil War.

It's your choice. Choose wisely!

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