Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Kerouac-olutions for 2023 and an update on 2022's


Before I address Kerouac-olutions for the New Year, here is an update on how I did with 2022's.

2022 New Year's Kerouac-olutions UPDATE

I only have one Kerouac-olution this year: to practice kindness. That's something I need to work on every day in every way. Click HERE for some Buddhist-inspired thinking on the subject.

Outcome: it's intangible but I think I practiced kindness more than usual this past year. I can't point to specifics, but one thing I changed was my attitude toward people of different political stripes from me. I've not engaged in arguing about such stuff on Facebook or much in real life. And my not watching so much news -- as we have been traveling away from home 87 days as of today -- has left me with less to stress about in terms of politics.

2023 New Year's Kerouac-olutions

I am maintaining my last year's resolution to practice kindness this year. We'll see how I do. I wish I could quantify what this resolution looks like in action, but I am bereft of ideas. Maybe you have some? One thing I want to do to buttress my kindness behavior is to practice breathing meditation more often.

There you have it -- an update on last year's and this year's Kerouac-olutions.

What are YOU resolving for the New Year?


Saturday, December 3, 2022

Video from the Pacific Coast Highway

We are camped along the Pacific Coast Highway at the Rincon Parkway near where Jack Kerouac wrote about at the beginning of The Dharma Bums.

Here is a video of the train passing our campsite: https://youtu.be/keEMqKDJTWY