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From Dreaming of Release

All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.
- Jack Kerouac

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Ranch Essay - The Buddhism of The Dharma Bums and Jack Kerouac


The Buddhism of The Dharma Bums and Jack Kerouac

The Beat Generation is most often remembered and revered for its explicit portrayals of the human condition, its countercultural support of various social liberation movements and its revolutionary literary style. 3,017 more words


Where are the Kaiju of Yesteryear

Ideally, famous kaiju should sit around the old monsters’ retirement home recalling the cities they devastated, but that does not seem to be the case, at least in terms of that group of Kaiju known as the Beats. 313 more words

Social Change

6 Surprising Celebrity Audiobook Narrators

I first discovered audiobooks while taking graduate courses by distance in Japan. I received these world-class lecture packages in the mail, pulled the cassette out of its cellophane wrapper (yes, a tape!), and then popped it into my car’s tape player. 1,808 more words


Day 227: Reading My Way Out

Mostly concerning Books

I left school a terrible dunce. I got good grades in English and English Literature though. Partly down to a good teacher or two and partly down to the fact that I’d discovered the pleasures of reading at an early age. 1,200 more words

Pam Houston's Ukulele

For a few years, I’ve been writing stories about some of my favorite writers and their metaphysical ukuleles.  They’re all fiction, but based on true stories.  288 more words

Short Stories

Wine Wednesday: The Beat Hotel, Harvard Square

The other day  Off-Beat Charm and I ventured to one of Harvard Square’s most recent additions — the Beat Hotel.  My senior year of college I took a seminar class based on the Beat Movement, and feel in love with the vast cast of characters.

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