The downside of missing your stop on a New Jersey Transit train? A surly conductor who responds to the innocent question, “How many stops to Paterson?” by yelling, “This train is going to Trenton!” As if the person who asked the question should know that Paterson is not on the way to Trenton. But neither [...]
Archive for the “On the Road” Category
One of the best things Beatitude has brought to my life is the connection with like-minded souls whom I might otherwise never have met. Most recent case in point: Loren Kantor, “a passionate, curious Woodcutter/Writer living in Hollywood with a love for movies, music and old Los Angeles.” Kantor discovered Beatitude through my author site and emailed to tell me about his most recent project: a woodcut of Jack Kerouac.
March 12, 2012: Jack Kerouac’s 90th birthday and, appropriately enough, the date of my first reading from Beatitude, at Barnes & Noble, 82nd and Broadway, NYC. A huge thanks to everyone who came out! It was great to see
March 12, the date of my first Beatitude reading, is Jack Kerouac’s birthday! The timing was a total coincidence, but, really, as Beatitude asks, is anything ever a coincidence? In honor of the big day, I’ll be reading an appropriate excerpt from Beatitude, in which Kerouac and his fellow Beats figure. Jack, pictured here in [...]
The official movie poster for the big screen adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road—which features prominently in my own novel, Beatitude—has finally been released. The movie stars Sam Riley as OTR’s narrator, Sal Paradise (Jack Kerouac), Garrett Hedlund as Sal’s best friend, Dean Moriarty (Neal Cassady), and Kristen Stewart as Dean’s first wife, Marylou (Luanne [...]