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Frisch getrennt? Mit diesen Büchern überstehst du den Valentinstag

Trennungen sind hart. Du weinst sehr viel, musst ständig an die Person denken, die dir das Herz gebrochen hat und fragst dich, warum gerade du so einen Schmerz verdient hast. Das alles zu überstehen und auch ohne ihn oder sie glücklich zu sein, scheint gerade am Anfang wie eine unlösbare Aufgabe. Doch darum geht es im Grunde nach einem Beziehungsaus: Eine neue Normalität zu schaffen und zu lernen, wer man ohne ihn oder sie eigentlich ist.Dieser Prozess braucht aber seine Zeit. Und wie könnte ma...
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Views you don’t get on the freeway … across America by train

With Elvis’s Mystery Train playing on his headphones, our writer rides Amtrak’s Southwest Chief from Illinois to Arizona through big landscapes and small towns Things might have been different if only Jack Kerouac had known how to hop a freight train. His attempts, described at the outset of the book that gained him celebrity, were a failure; a romantic notion from a bygone era that, in reality, proved tricky. Much easier to hitch a lorry ride. And thus the writer’s euphoric westward peregrinati...
Tags: Travel, US, America, Rail Travel, Arizona, Road, Illinois, Jack Kerouac, Elvis, Adventure Travel, Amtrak, United States Holidays, North And Central America Holidays, Arizona Holidays, Southwest, North East

Artist Ed Ruscha Reads From Jack Kerouac’s On the Road in a Short Film Celebrating His 1966 Photos of the Sunset Strip

In 1956, the Pop artist Ed Ruscha left Oklahoma City for Los Angeles. “I could see I was just born for the job” of an artist, he would later say, “born to watch paint dry.” The comment encapsulates Ruscha’s ironic use of cliché as a centerpiece of his work. He called himself an “abstract artist… who deals with subject matter.” Much of his subject matter has been commonplace words and phrases—decontextualized and foregrounded in paintings and prints made with careful deliberation, against th...
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The least-visited US national parks

The United States got its 62nd national park in late 2019 when White Sands got the designation in December. If you’re jonesing to go check it out, a road trip through New Mexico is pretty easy. But of the 61 other national parks, some aren’t quite so straightforward to get to. They may involve jetting in tiny planes to remote parts of Alaska or flying 13 hours over the Pacific Ocean. That’s not to say America’s least-visited national parks aren’t worth visiting. It’s just to say that to enjo...
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12 Coolest Things To Do in North Cascades National Park (For 1st Time Visitors)

A visit to North Cascades National Park will be one shrouded in awe yet also sadness. It’s a land of steep slopes converging into narrow river valleys and mountain ranges blanketed in forest and covered with glaciers and lakes. Washington Pass Overlook There are more glaciers in North Cascades NP than any other USA national park outside of Alaska, including its close neighbor, Glacier National Park. The sadness comes from knowing that all of the 330+ glaciers you have the honor of seeing thr...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Washington, San Francisco, Best, Canada, National Parks, Alaska, North America, Seattle, Jack Kerouac, Jack, Pacific Northwest, Ross, National Park, Cascades

Baba Ram Dass, spiritual guru and LSD pioneer, dies at 88

MAUI, Hawaii — Baba Ram Dass, the 1960s counterculture spiritual leader who experimented with LSD and traveled to India to find enlightenment, returning to share it with Americans, has died. He was 88. Dass’ foundation, Love Serve Remember, announced late Sunday that the author and spiritual leader died peacefully at his home earlier in the day. No cause of death was given. He had suffered a severe stroke in 1997 that left him paralyzed on the right side and, for a time, unable to speak. More re...
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Ram Dass, Spiritual Leader Who Experimented With LSD and Aimed to Spread Enlightenment, Dies at 88

(MAUI, Hawaii) — Baba Ram Dass, the 1960s counterculture spiritual leader who experimented with LSD and traveled to India to find enlightenment, returning to share it with Americans, has died. He was 88. Dass’ foundation, Love Serve Remember, announced late Sunday that the author and spiritual leader died peacefully at his home earlier in the day. No cause of death was given. He had suffered a severe stroke in 1997 that left him paralyzed on the right side and, for a time, unable to speak. ...
Tags: New York, News, Boston, India, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Harvard, United States, Hawaii, Remembrance, Associated Press, The New York Times, South Pacific, Jack Kerouac, Maui

Podcast #570: St. Augustine’s Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts

Do you feel restless? Have you ever lied in bed at night looking up at the ceiling wondering “Is this all there is to life?” Or have you ever achieved a big goal in life only to feel let down? Over 1500 years ago, Catholic bishop, philosopher and theologian Augustine of Hippo had those same feelings of angst and wrote down some insights on how to deal with them and they’re just as relevant today as they were then.  My guest today has written a book about Augustine’s ancient insights on the an...
Tags: Podcast, Life, Philosophy, Catholic, Jack Kerouac, James, Mankind, St Augustine, Nietzsche, Augustine, Camus, James James, Martin Heidegger, James K A Smith, Zicam, Heidegger Sartre

Neighborhood Guide: 12 Places to Go in San Francisco (plus where to eat & stay)

After exploring the Bay Area for 7 days, and two of those days with a local guide, we feel we have a good handle on the best places to go in San Francisco Californa! So if you don’t know what to see in San Francisco, and what are the best neighborhoods to explore, keep reading! Down below we share not only the best places to visit in San Francisco, but where to eat in each neighborhood and where to stay! San Francisco California has worked out how different cultures can live together, celebrati...
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On Making Sense of the World at Jack Kerouac's Directive

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"The fortunes of the Bucks and Brewers are followed in unpretentious taverns that wouldn’t feel out of place on a rural crossroads, and traditional meat-and-potato eateries are as patronized as the latest farm-to-table restaurant."

From "36 Hours in Milwaukee/Welcome to this small town in big-city clothing, where bobbleheads, ice-cream cocktails and Frank Lloyd Wright are on your weekend itinerary" (NYT).It gets my attention — any elite media attention to the middle-of-the-country state where I've lived for the last 35 years. These "36 Hours in" articles in the NYT present the place they've chosen to swoop in on to intrigue New Yorkers... not that they'd want to move there.And yet it makes me imagine that New Yorkers... so...
Tags: Travel, New York, Law, Milwaukee, New York City, Sports, Drinking, Jack Kerouac, Frank Lloyd Wright, Brewers, Christopher St, Patrick Daley, Madison Magazine, Ann Althouse, Milwaukee Welcome

"I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them..."

"... as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being."From "Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies ‘aren’t cinema,’ they’re ‘theme parks.'"Of course, literally, these things are cinema. Scorsese is making a witticism in the tradition of Truman Capote's "That’s not writing, that’s typing" (disrespecting Jack Kerouac's "On the Road").Di...
Tags: Movies, Writing, Law, Language, James Bond, Scorsese, Jack Kerouac, Kerouac, Truman Capote, Bond, Martin Scorsese, Norman Mailer, Capote, Susskind, Ann Althouse, Dorothy Parker

This Week in Photography Books: Robert Frank

  My wife told me an awful story last night. (Prepare yourself, it’s a tough one.) Apparently, one of the kids in my daughter’s 2nd grade class gave a note to two of her best friends that read: I’m going to kill you. They told the teacher, as you might expect, but it turns out the boy’s mom is co-workers with one of the victim’s mother. So the perpetrator’s parent approached the victim’s mother at work, called her a “Snitch,” and started a physical altercation. Now, the aggrieved mother told my ...
Tags: Photography, London, Sweden, California, Photo Books, America, Chicago, Thailand, Liam Neeson, New Mexico, Mafia, Ben Stiller, Jack Kerouac, Kerouac, Bill Paxton, Alice

The Pinup Book Club: reading Marilyn Monroe’s personal library

Carly Maris, founder of the Pinup Book Club, and The Green Crow by Sean O’Casey The Pinup Book Club is a very modern book club tackling to a truly vintage reading list. The club is a community dedicated to reading the books from Marilyn Monroe’s personal library, and also appreciating pinup culture. Each month, members read a different book from Marilyn’s library, which features more than 400 titles. There’s literary fiction, biographies, poetry, anthologies, art books, French fiction...
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75 Best Travel Quotes To Inspire Your Wanderlust (Ultimate List)

Best Inspirational Travel Quotes Of All Time Inspirational Travel Quotes Are these the best travel quotes of all time? Feed your wanderlust with these inspirational travel quotes from famous travelers along with beautiful images you can share. Let the adventure begin! I’m slightly embarrassed to say that I love inspirational travel quotes. These memorable travel quotes accompanied by stunning photography have the ability to capture little moments of clarity that highlight truths about trave...
Tags: Ray Bradbury, Afghanistan, United States, Travel Quotes, Travel Inspiration, Tim Cahill, Roy, Banksy, Mark Twain, Iceland, Nicaragua, Road, Jack Kerouac, Frost, Travel Tips, Antoine

Bye Bye Beto O’Rourke

Opinion Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke USA – -( Robert Francis O’Rourke’s first few days as a presidential candidate reminded me how much we miss the great talent of Tom Wolfe. Wolfe had an amazing, profound capacity for looking beneath the glitter, the fakery, and the hypocrisy that defines much of our culture. Wolfe’s 1970 publication of Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak Catchers challenged the political correctness and hypocritical posturing of the liberal elites. Wolfe ...
Tags: Florida, Usa, Texas, Guns, Washington, Senate, America, Georgia, Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Lincoln, Annie Leibovitz, Republican Party, Road, Jack Kerouac, Vanity Fair

Jack Kerouac’s “Beat Paintings:” Now Gathered in One Book and Exhibition for the First Time

Most of us enter Jack Kerouac's world through his 1959 novel On the Road. Those of us who explore it more deeply thereafter may find much more than we expected to: Kerouac's inner life came out not just in his formidable body of written work, but in spoken-word jazz albums, fantasy baseball materials, and even paintings. Though Kerouac has now been gone for nearly half a century, it wasn't until just last year that his works of visual art were brought together: Kerouac: Beat Painting did it in ...
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Kerouac famously getting it exactly right: On The Road.

Jack Kerouac sometimes got the thrill and promise of simply being alive pitch perfect. The famous "mad to be saved" passage happens the first chapter On The Road, and very early on. ...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.
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Happy Birthday Jean-Louis Kérouac (March 12, 1922 - October 21, 1969)

Jack Kerouac in Lowell-Lawrence game, 1938. Photo: Lowell Sun
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André Previn (1929-2019)

André Previn, a piano prodigy who began his career at MGM while still in high school in the mid-1940s and excelled at jazz, classical and easy listening in the 1950s and beyond, died on February 29. He was 89. Previn escaped Nazi Germany with his family in 1938 when he was still a child. The family emigrated to Los Angeles, where they had relatives. Previn grew up in the Hollywood film studios thanks in part to his great uncle, Charles Previn, who was the musical director at Universal Studios....
Tags: Hollywood, Germany, Los Angeles, Gigi, Broadway, Jazz, West Coast, Jack Kerouac, MGM, Rogers, Dave Pell, Bud Powell, Manne, Marc Myers, Shelly Manne, Andre Previn

Best Travel Quotes We Can Retire Forever (And What to Use Instead)

If there’s anything that the travel social media world has taught me, it’s that people are suckers for a good quote. However, it has also taught me that people are lazy and lack originality. That’s the only conclusion I can reach after having seen the same quotes circulated what must surely be thousands of times. In an effort to rid ourselves of these forever, a cleansing purge of vocabulary, I want to share the worst offenders as well as offer some alternatives to the best travel quotes that I...
Tags: Travel, Tim Cahill, Mark Twain, Jack Kerouac, Paul Theroux, Top Travel Tips, Marcel Proust, John Steinbeck, Helen Keller, J R R Tolkien, St Augustine, Susan Sontag, Wallace Stevens, Mary Anne Radmacher, Marty Rubin, Hilaire Belloc

50 moments from 1969 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

It was the last year of the ’60s, and the last year for Boris Karloff, Judy Garland and the Beatles, too. But it was also the first year for Led Zeppelin, Jennifer Aniston, “Easy Rider” and Jay-Z, too. John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent part of it in bed in public. The Doors’ Jim Morrison spent part of it in jail. Moviegoers spent time watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” while at home they watched a brand-new show called “The Brady Bunch” about a brand-new kind of blended family, the youn...
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Making Beto go away.

They know they have to do it. Here's what the early-stage ousting looks like on Drudge:Reading the links (in order):1. "MEDIA TURNING AGAINST 'BABBLING' BETO..." = "Preseason is over for Beto O'Rourke" (Carter Eskew in WaPo, reprinted at CT): The nation's best and toughest reporters have his number and want nothing more than to take his measure and knock him down.... The love bubble surrounding O'Rourke is leaking. To his would-be Democratic rivals, he's no longer the scrappy, truth-telling, uni...
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Podcast #473: The Solitude of a Fire Watcher

The Gila National Forest covers about 3.3 million acres in southwest New Mexico. During the dry summer season, wildfires pose a serious threat to the area. To spot wildfires in this vast landscape as soon as they start, the U.S. Forest Service relies on fire towers spread throughout the area that are each manned by a lone individual. My guest today wrote a memoir about the unique experience this job offers. His name is Philip Connors, he’s a writer and one of the country’s few remaining fire ...
Tags: Podcast, Life, New Mexico, Jack Kerouac, Start, Philip, U S Forest Service, Phillip, Michael Kodas, Gila National Forest, Philip Philip, Philip Connors, Timothy Egan Norman Maclean, Desolation Peak Gila National Forest Osborne

What's That Playing On the Radio?

It hurts me when people disparage Grease. Party because I love it dearly (and have done it three times!), and partly because almost everyone -- including people who love it -- underestimate both the show's authenticity and the writing craft.It's so much better and darker and smarter and subtler than you think.Many people scoff, but it's true -- the score of Grease is remarkable in its craft and authenticity, even referencing actual songs of the period. Many of the actual period songs that influ...
Tags: Movies, Sex, Theatre, America, Debbie Reynolds, Korea, Broadway, Army, Penguins, Tammy, Bronx, 1950s, Jack Kerouac, Smith, Richard, Elvis

50 Epic Adventure Quotes To Kick You Off Your Couch In 2019

Adventure Quotes for Outdoor Inspiration Travel Inspiration The new year is upon us! These are my favorite adventure quotes to inspire you to explore the unknown. Boost your adrenaline with these motivational musings from famous risk-takers. We’ve all been there. Hunched over the couch, covered in cookie crumbs, battling friends in Fortnite, and daydreaming about the endless REAL adventures around the world just waiting to be experienced… Adventures like: Watching the sunset from the top of...
Tags: Travel Inspiration, Richard Branson, John Muir, Iceland, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Kerouac, Travel Tips, Ewan McGregor, Eric Roth, Thompson, Seth Godin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Douglas Adams, Hunter, Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson

50 Epic Adventure Quotes To Kick You Off Your Couch

Travel Inspiration The new year is upon us! These are my favorite adventure quotes to inspire you to explore the unknown. Boost your adrenaline with these motivational musings from famous risk-takers. Are you hunched over the couch, covered in cookie crumbs, battling friends in Fortnite, and daydreaming about the endless REAL adventures around the world just waiting to be experienced? Unique travel adventures like: Watching the sunset from the top of a mountain. Snorkeling with sea turtles. ...
Tags: Travel Inspiration, Angelina Jolie, Richard Branson, John Muir, Hunter S Thompson, Iceland, Oprah Winfrey, Jack Kerouac, Travel Tips, Ewan McGregor, Eric Roth, Seth Godin, Eleanor Roosevelt, Douglas Adams, Pico Iyer, Henry David Thoreau

Solo female traveler trip to Tibet

One young woman from the UK is seeking to make trekking to the high mountains of Tibet about as hard as possible. She’s doing it dressed in traditional Nepalese clothing and carrying only equipment available long before Yvon Chouinard brought mountaineering gear into the modern age. Elise Wortley is on a mission to recreate the Himalayan journey of French author and spiritualist Alexandra David-Neel, best known for her 14-year voyage through Asia from 1911 to 1925. In so doing, Elise seeks to...
Tags: Travel, Google, Asia, UK, Tibet, Activism, China, India, Beijing, Nepal, Jack Kerouac, Elise, Bhutan, Solo Female Travel, Female Travel, Women Travelers

The Beat Goes on at Hotel Danieli in Venice

Christmas Tree at Hotel Danieli - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) American literature had fascinated the Italian writer and journalist Fernanda Pivano (1917-2009) from a young age. She made her mark by translating important works from the States into Italian, opening up her countrymen's minds to what was happening across the ocean. She hung out with Hemingway and Bob Dylan, and brought the radical words of the Beat Generation to Italy, becoming a crucial part of their revolution.On Tuesd...
Tags: Travel, United States, Bob Dylan, Arkansas, Italy, Venice, States, Road, Shakespeare, Jack Kerouac, Romeo, Hemingway, Allen Ginsburg, Blake, Venetian Cat - Venice Blog, Danieli

Jack Kerouac’s Last House, My First Pair of Warby Parker Glasses (& Tales from Tampa Bay)

Writer Jack Kerouac died in St. Petersburg, Florida in 1969. On Monday I drove by the last house he lived and took a photo. Neither the photo or the house or anything special, but it was something that I felt compelled to do after receiving my master’s degree from USF, St. Petersburg the day before. […]
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