Bob Dylan said reading Jack Kerouac’s famed Beat Generation masterpiece On the Road changed his life. Some say it also changed America, from an uptight post war society obsessed with conformity to the swinging sixties that spawned the hippies, an interest in eastern philosophy and the ‘back to the land’ movement.
Somewhere Down the Lazy River
Suppose that you always imagined a magical place in your mind knowing it was just a fantasy, but woke up to ﬁnd it was actually real? That you actually can drop down a rabbit hole and end up in Wonderland? That those odd shaped, phantasmagorical mountains of ancient China with smoky rivers and little streams winding through them were real?
Like a Rock
Whenever speaking about Newfoundlanders, up pops the question of whether it is ok to call people who hail from the island as “Newfies.” According to the people from the Rock whom I have had the pleasure to meet and get to know, the answer is yes. It all depends on your intent.
The Karma Diaries
There are some very strange places in this world, well off the beaten path, and in those hard-to-reach places there remain some strange cultures. “Strange” to those of us who live in the modern world, that is. In this day and age of technology and mass tourism, however, there are few inaccessible regions left and very few cul-tures remain completely undisturbed from modern life.