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A Literary History of Chocolate: Part 3

In our last post, Nico introduced us to the idea that the industrial advances of the nineteenth century led to a revolution in the production and consumption of chocolate.  1,256 more words

Lowell Celebrates Kerouac 2015 Is Underway

Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! is officially underway, kicking off on Monday with a reading by Michael McClure. As if McClure alone wasn’t enough to draw a crowd, … 129 more words

Beat Generation

My 4 Favourite Spoken Words

The first spoken word performance I heard was half a dozen winters ago. At 5 PM, the light had wound down for the day. Dad was in the kitchen, adding mince to the onion and garlic and basil in the frypan spitting with olive oil. 347 more words


Quick Quote: Jack Kerouac

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
― Jack Kerouac, On the Road






~ Jack Kerouac

Thought Of The Day
Be in love with your life.
Every minute of it.

~ Jack Kerouac


I will always admire the lost, fragmented, wandering, luminous souls. The shining ones without hope. The picaresque adventurers and deluded, quixotic misanthropes.