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Fear? I Know Not Fear.

Goodmorning, I’m leaving in a few minutes to drive to Denver today to the Denver Public Library Today, downtown, as part of a month long Jack Kerouac exhibit of the On the Road scroll.  David Amram and Dr. Audrey Sprenger are teaching a fascinating class, (the class itself is on the road) traveling where Jack Kerouac wrote. This is very exiting for me, as I just finished studying On the Road  at Columbia this semester, which is a slightly different experience than reading it at Owl Farm, both offering a unique perspective!

I will be reading a piece about FEAR from Kingdom of Fear. And I will explain the significance of Hunter’s The Lion and the Cadillac in response to the work of Jack Kerouac. That story holds a special place in my heart as it was one of the first stories Hunter and I completed together. So, it will be a pleasure to read today.  It should be fun. 

And now, as I shifted the junker into second, I heard a terrible snarling and realized that the cat was running right behind me and gaining…(I was in fact, Terrified at that moment.)… And I think I must have gone temporarily insane when the goddamn thing came up beside me and jumped right into the car through the passenger-side window like a bomb.
 It bounced against the dashboard and somehow turned the radio volume all the way up.  Then it clawed me badly on my arm and one leg.  That is why I shudder every time I hear a Chuck Berry tune….
— Hunter S. Thompson, The Lion and the Cadillac. K.O.F.

Hunter, as always, prevailed in the end, and, he was no longer confused.

 I’ll check in with you when I return from the Denver Public Library.  Hope to see you there!

Your Friend,

Anita Thompson

p.s. A special congratulations is in order to the Indianapolis Colts for their win against the Chiefs yersterday.   Owner James Irsay, is also the owner of the On The Road scroll and is responsible to sharing it with the public. Thank you James!


From Kentucky to Colorado
The Literary and Journalistic Legacy of Hunter S. Thompson
Sunday, January 7, 2:30-4 p.m.
Denver Central Library, Level B2 Conference Center
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway




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