Jack Kerouac : The Dharma Bums

The Dharma Bums has always been one of my favorite Kerouac books. What I loved from the first time I read it is the relaxed, peaceful and serene atmosphere described in most chapters, such as in the ones in which Ray (Kerouac) and Japhy Ryder (Gary Snyder) are sitting in a cabin, talking and having … Continue reading

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El Paso, Texas

Kerouac was crossing El Paso on a few trips, one of them told about in The Dharma Bums. In chapter 1 he talks about the ‘long cheap bus trip’ from Mexico City leading him through Mexico to the border at El Paso. By that time he is on a freight train headed for San Francisco. … Continue reading

4th Of July update

Just a little update to let you know that I just came back from my first long-ish hike (about 9 miles) done in preparation of the hiking I want to do next year in Sierra Nevada. The inspiration for that of course being Kerouac’s Dharma Bums which I started to read and which will be … Continue reading