Jack Kerouac

From American Public Media: It’s the birthday of poet and novelist Jack Kerouac, born in Lowell, Massachusetts (1922). He’s best known for his famous novel On the Road (1957). He wrote the novel in just three weeks on a single long ream of paper. He also came up with the label “Beat Generation.” He said, “To me, it meant being poor, like sleeping in the subways… and yet being illuminated and having illuminated ideas about apocalypse and all that…”

Not a Boston native, per se, but Lowell’s pretty close.

Dreary morning, perfect for my hangover. I had dinner last night at Tu y Yo in Somerville, and it was fantastic – can’t begin to say how good my meal was. Lets hope the rest of the weekend pans out as well.

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