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It Is

Our store bought notions of glory could only take us so far

Before being ripped from our heads like lice,

And stomped to the floor like protesters on Riot-Police Field Day. 313 more words


Chapter 26: Tom Wolfe

Tom Wolfe is widely regarded as one of the founders of the New Journalism movement in American literature, which blended an objective, often-blunt, journalistic approach to narrative with a first-person “as though you were there,” experimental, onomatopoetic, free association style of expression.   1,003 more words


New video: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey

In which I review One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey and give it 4 stars for its trustworthy narration, accompanying illustrations, themes of autonomy and power, and suggest you have a conversation about the novel with others and/or give it a re-read after exploring its historical context. 11 more words

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Chicago - Day 5

#ImaginaryBookTour ran into #KenKesey today, emphasizing the importance of good #MentalHealth. “Without your mind, you have nothing,” he told me. My mind was lost a long time ago, but the ability to not only survive, but live well and even thrive with a mental illness such as depression and bipolar disorder is necessary for the survival of all.  64 more words


Experiment or Hell Bent?

LSD.  Is it an experiment? Or is it for fun?  Or is it something different all together?

East Coast LSD:  Mind expansion.  Timothy Leary.  Yale. Snobs. 410 more words


Check Out This Lineup!

Saturday August 3rd

  • Alice Cooper
  • Canned Heat
  • Chambers Brothers
  • Charles Lloyd Quartet
  • Country Joe and the Fish
  • Electric Flag
  • James Cotton Blues Band
  • Paul Butterfield Blues Band…
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Book Review – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Ken Kesey’s One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest ranks among the best of the Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century series. It’s the last book in the chain that I read. 646 more words

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