Saturday, August 2, 2008

And So It Begins Anew

So as I begin this new chapter in blogging, I look to the spirit of Jack Kerouac for guidance by reading "On The Road" for the first time in my life. I don't know why I chose this book in particular, other than the title came to me while I was at the bookstore. I was looking for a diversion from my usual steady diet of crime and mystery fiction.

I am the polar opposite of Kerouac in every sense of the word...

I am still on my first marriage and happy to be so. I have done everything possible to stay in my hometown, even though it is becoming nearly impossible financially. Rarely do I imbibe, though if I'm on vacation and I'm not driving, that will be the most likely time that I will. Not to mention I have never hitchhiked nor have I seen the Midwest, outside of various stopovers in airports.

The one thing I do have in common with Kerouac is the desire for kicks. For the experience of that which is unique, that which is different. I search for the thing that spurs the mind and all of the senses into a full gallop.

Alas, the spirit of Kerouac has left me on my own for now. He said "Frisco" one time to me and one time is one too many. So I will be without the spirit of Jack to guide me, but I will not be alone. The Missus and The Kid will accompany me on most of my misadventures. As always, I will be my stoic, detached and snarling self...ever on the cusp of turning into an anti-social misfit. It's what I do people and damn it, man has to do something in life.

Fortunately for America and the rest of the world, The Missus is here to balance all of that out.


Katie Schwartz said...

Oh, I like this, Cormac. I like this a lot. Thanks for e-stalking me the link.

PS: I've never liked it when people refer to San Francisco as "Frisco" or "San Franks Disco", it bugs the shit out of me. There I said it. Hate me, ga'head.

Cormac Brown said...


Hopefuly you'll like it better when I actually have a travelogue up here.

"I've never liked it when people refer to San Francisco as "Frisco" or "San Franks Disco", it bugs the shit out of me."


Dale said...

Cormac Writes, Cormac Travels...can Cormac Takes A Pee be far behind?

:-) Good idea you multi-blogging maniac.

Cormac Brown said...


How about "Cormac gives Dale the finger?" ; )

Dale said...

Awesome, we can have a blog battle!

Cormac Brown said...


You'd win hands down. I don't have the interesting surrounding cast of characters that you do, for one...

>: P