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Happy Birthday, Jack Kerouac!

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The eternal beatnik would be 87 today.

All of us youngsters who grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida have stopped by Jack’s house on 10th Street North. Interestingly, Jack’s name was still in the phone book in the 1980s, though he died in 1969.

Any fans of the Beat Generation writers out there? I own an autographed copy of Allen Ginsberg‘s Howl.

I’m in Florida

I’m in St. Petersburg, Florida doing Florida things. Last night we went to the shuffleboard court where the night’s theme was Bollywood. Indian music was playing and women dressed in Indian garb served yummy samosas and curried veggies and other things.

Right now I’m in Tampa about to head to the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City where I expect to see lots of fried food, strawberries, and rednecks.

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I’ll check in with you all a little later. Tonight we’re heading to a bowling alley on Pass-A-Grille Beach where we’re entering the big karaoke contest. Tomorrow I hope to hit some yard sales.

Sigh. I love Florida.

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