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This weekend J and I took a trip to the IMA to see the original scroll of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. The museum had it displayed along with Robert Frank’s photos from his book, The Americans.

It was an amazing presentation. I got goose bumps looking at the text in its original form, with its hand written notes and informal edits. If you’re a fan, you should definitely check it out if it’s touring your area.

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To those of you who read this blog, I apologize for my unexpected and unexplained absence over the summer. Believe me, I was just as surprised by it as you were. I won’t make excuses, but I will say that my return here is conditional. The bottom line is that I wasn’t happy with the direction this blog had taken. It seemed to have a mind of its own, and I didn’t feel like it was an accurate reflection of me, which at least to some degree, a personal blog must be in order to survive. So I decided to let it rest until I felt confident that I could take control again and make this the kind of space I originally intended it to be. You can expect some changes, which I hope will ensure that we both enjoy returning here as often as possible. As always, your comments and suggestions are welcome; I will appreciate your input and help as I find my voice in the place.

That having been said, the autumnal equinox seemed to me the perfect occasion for my return here. I love the fall – the colors, the food, the cool evenings spent warming by a campfire. It is by far my favorite time of year, and I am so excited to share it here with all of you. We have lots of catching up to do. Even though I wasn’t writing I thought of you often and missed sharing my experiences with you, so I hope you won’t mind if I occasionally slip back in time to tell you about my summer. And, of course, I’d love to hear about yours as well. Ahh…I’m starting to feel more comfortable already.

Until next time,

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