Kerouac, Steinbeck and a new direction for Retracing Jack Kerouac

True to the title of the blog, I originally planned to limit myself to only posting photos of the places of importance to Kerouac that I visited. However, as I already put up most of the photos taken on the two trips in October of 2010 and March 2012 that provided the majority of the … Continue reading

‘We were near Fredericksburg Texas in the high plains’ (On The Road)

Kerouac, Neal Cassady and Louanne Henderson were on their way to El Paso from Houston when they passed Federicksburg.

Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois

A few photos from Davenport and Rock Island, cities Kerouac passed through on his cross-country journeys described in On The Road . Unfortunately, unlike the ‘warm Midwest sun’ in the book, the weather in Davenport was absolutely dreadful – it was raining the whole day I spent there so I didn’t really feel like exploring … Continue reading

Anywhere Road review on Empty Mirror Books

The first review of my book ‘Anywhere Road’ – check it out here:

‘Anywhere Road’ available for purchase

Finally, at (very) long last my book ‘Anywhere Road’ is available for ordering at Those of you that have been following my blog for a while will remember that I wrote about wanting to finish the book at certain points quite a few times before, but due to various personal and work-related circumstances it … Continue reading

‘Anywhere Road’ update 01.28.13: Trinidad, CO; Raton, NM

As I promised in my last post here’s an update on the progress of my book ‘Anywhere Road’. The first copy I uploaded and ordered from the website arrived a week ago – unfortunately I couldn’t really be satisfied with the way it looked so I can’t make it available for you to order. … Continue reading

The Loop, Chicago

Kerouac describes wandering around the Loop and checking out Bop music which was played with a ‘tired air’ in On The Road (Original Scroll). Not much activity closely related to this was detectable to me on the few hours I spent there, but here are some impressions from The Loop:

Update 01.07.13: ‘Anywhere Road’ is finished.

Just a little update today to let you know that I (at long last!) finished my book ‘Anywhere Road – Retracing Jack Kerouac’ earlier today. Finally. I am currently in the process of uploading it to the Blurb website and will order a copy each of both the Soft- and Hardcover versions. Once I received … Continue reading

North Clark Street, Chicago

In a letter to Allen Ginsberg in August 1954 Kerouac writes about New World Writing buying his ‘Jazz Excerpts’ in which he describes his ‘digging of … Anita O’Days (sic) nightclub on North Clark St. in Chi’ with Neal Cassady. I tried to locate the exact address of that nightclub to no avail, and as … Continue reading

Update 10.31.12

Just a quick little update to let those of you interested in my book ‘Anywhere Road’ know that, contrary to what I wrote 4 weeks ago, haven’t been able to finish the book yet. Just too much work in my day job. And with my next trip fast approaching I won’t be able to have … Continue reading