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Hit the Road, Jack

“You boys going to get somewhere, or just going?” We didn’t understand his question, and it was a damned good question. – Jack Kerouac, On the Road I first visited Jack Kerouac’s grave in Lowell, Massachusetts when I was 20 years old. Once I knew where it was I’d stop in now and then to…

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Confirmed in a Habit, Firmly Established

I’ve been toying with the word inveterate in my mind for a couple of weeks. It would make a good New Year’s Day post, I figured. I mean, just look at the definition in the dictionary, practically screaming for a post: Inveteratein·vet·er·ate | \ in-ˈve-t(ə-)rət\Definition of inveterate1: confirmed in a habit : HABITUAL     an…

Philosophy | Poetry | Writing

Somewhere Among Strangers

Some days I’ll write a blog post and it will immediately take off, receiving a ton of views and a fair share of likes. Nice! But then there are the other blog posts that fall flat, barely registering a couple of views and no likes. Hmm… Of course I love them both, as any parent…

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The Magic of Single Line Journaling

“find beauty in each daya small beauty works fine bask in itthen let it go other beauty awaits you”– Kat Lehmann, Stones from the River Last night I finished my fourth book in four days. That sounds like I’m reading a book a day, which is inaccurate. No, I’m merely whittling down the stack of…

Writing

On to 901

This is my 900th blog post. That seems a lot and not many at all, depending on your perspective. From my perspective it’s a benchmark of progress akin to checking your weight on the scale or assessing where you landed at the end of the quarter or fiscal year. In other words, it isn’t an…