Returning to the Road: The 60th anniversary of On the Road

Today marks the 60th anniversary of the publication of Kerouac's most famous literary work.

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Travel: The Final Frontier

Already, the conversations I've had or been party to have illuminated my reasons for doing this project. I'm surrounded by people in their late teens to early twenties, that age when uncertainty about and anticipation for the future are measured in equal doses. Plans are being made, most of which will be abandoned within the next 4 years, if not the next 4 weeks.

and tonight this letter is my last hope.

I got my NOLA tattoo yesterday. I found a parlour down on Magazine called Idle Hands, strolled in with my bit of text printed on a paper and in no time the quick and cordial Flex Wenger whipped up my 12th (or 13th, depending on how we're counting) tattoo. Not only was the experience fast … Continue reading and tonight this letter is my last hope.

The Mad Ones

Where are they? The firecrackers, the dangers to themselves, awake ‘til dawn, with the carpet beneath them like sand in the sun. We look to them for inspiration feeling uninspired, blue. The silver women are sacraments of holy outrages against the golden stars, our rivals for the Night’s affections. Eternal. We were built to last, … Continue reading The Mad Ones

The Roots of 10 Cities: the Road is Life

"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life." ~ Jack Kerouac After my junior year of college, I rewarded myself with my first tattoo: Up until that year, I had been getting a facial piercing for every semester I finished (yes, … Continue reading The Roots of 10 Cities: the Road is Life