Journaling Jack, novel by local author Doug Holdread, traces Kerouac’s experiences along the Front Range of the Colorado Rockies.
(Portions of the following borrowed from an article in The Chronicle News by Steve Block who also took the photos.)
Jack Kerouac is best known for On the Road, his anthem to the Beat Generation of the 1950’s. Trinidad Writer and Artist Doug Holdread wrote about Kerouac’s experiences traveling with friends along the Front Range of Colorado in his 2012 book “Journaling Jack: On (and Off) the Road (Again)", which has been re-printed and is available for purchase as a fundraiser for the Trinidad Area Arts Council. Holdread and Trinidad’s Joe Tarabino chronicled Kerouac’s footsteps on the long journey south, and Holdread’s pencil sketches of the scenes along the way form integral parts of the book. Tarabino had been asked by the New Mexico Film Commission to scout locations for a proposed movie of On the Road. He and Holdread traced Kerouac’s route from the Chapultepec Café in Denver along a four-day trip to San Antonio, Texas. “There was just something about the idea of being on the road. It’s not about where you’ve come from, or about your vision for the future. It’s about being here now and in the moment of transition from one moment to the next – living the moment.”
To read more, go to the Chronicle News website and the Weekend Edition, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Feb. 12 – 14, 2016.