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Alternate avenues in the search for “America”


While reading Dennis McNally’s thoroughly comprehensive, engrossing, and ultimately tragic biography of Jack Kerouac’s life, entitled Desolate Angel, I began thinking about the varied life paths taken by children from the same era. For example, my father and Beat Generation author … Continue reading

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Looking for America


Please click on one of the links highlighted in blue to read this sad story from NPR’s “All Things Considered.”  It is about the Simon and Garfunkel song, (Looking for) America and Saginaw, Michigan. The story and song are excellent lead-ins … Continue reading

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