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In the footsteps of Kerouac

Kerouac Street Sign

Kerouac Alley

The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great, that I thought I was in a dream.

— Kerouac

This is the bar in North Beach where Kerouac hung out with Neal Cassady and other famous Beat poets when they were in San Francisco. I ordered none other than a “Jack Kerouac” off the menu, a mix of rum, tequila, orange/cranberry juice, lime and an olive.

When the shadow of the grasshopper falls across the trail of the field mouse on green and slimey grass as a red sun rises above the western horizon silhouetting a gaunt and tautly muscled indian warrior perched with bow and arrow cocked and aimed straight at you it’s time for another martini.

Photos cc by Jeremy Parnell.

San Francisco trip

Some photos I took in San Francisco while attending a mobile web developer conference.

Photos cc by Jeremy Parnell.