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A Ruder Form of Love

A ruder form of love held in the jaw unspoken

Don’t come near to me my jaw is broken

I left my calcified heart out by the roadside… 93 more words

Allen Ginsberg

It’s not that I can’t fall in love. It’s really that I can’t help falling in love with too many things all at once. So, you must understand why I can’t distinguish between what’s platonic and what isn’t, because it’s all too much and not enough at the same time.

— Jack Kerouac

In Heaven Now.../ Redux

Even though this post only ran last August, I thought it was worth replaying, if only to remind us to maintain some semblance of civility and sanity in this bitter election season.   372 more words

Favorite Things

7 Inspiring Quotes from "On the Road" by Kerouac

On the Road is a classic – written about, filmed already, some love it and some hate it. I am definitely one of those who love it because I believe it is not the story of Sal and his travels. 198 more words

Featured

On reading (and finishing) Infinite Jest

It began about 5 years ago, when the librarians at my work (I work in a university) were discussing famously un-finish-able books.  Always one to rise to a challenge, I decided to attempt one of them.   1,690 more words

Books

Certain doubt, or, doubtful certainty?....

Ffolkes,

“I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together!”

~~ (The Beatles) I Am The Walrus ~~ 572 more words

Life

Roy Harper - the Hirsute Beatnik

Roy was never really a hippie despite all the long hair and sixties scene. Roy was a Beatnik.

His early influences were Jazz and Beat Poetry. 121 more words

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