Literature often describes places we are curious about, regardless of whether we know them or not. This blog maps the journeys laid out in selected books and offers reflections corresponding to the various stops. Happy traveling!

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I was born in Eureka, California and adopted when I was 2.  I grew up in Fort Bragg, California, and graduated high school in 1982.  I finished a BA in English at Santa Clara University, and then did two years of volunteer service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in inner-city Milwaukee.  I lived in Milwaukee from 1986-1995.  I got married in 1995 to Megan Kamerick and moved to San Antonio, Texas where I worked for a non-profit organization while I picked up an MA in International Relations at St. Mary's University.  In 2000, I started a Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of New Orleans and we lived there until 2004.  Megan accepted a job in Albuquerque 2004, and we have lived there up to the present.  I completed my Ph.D. in 2008 and am currently working at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Friday, April 27, 2007

On the Road: Fresno, California

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On the Road: Fresno, California

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Blogger Thestral said...

I've just finished reading On the Road this afternoon.
And I went home to find a map that can make me understand the book clear.
I found one at Wikipedia but it's to small and no placenames on it.
But I've met the great.
I'm installing Google Earth.
Thanks from Beijing,China.Sorry for my jumbled English.

9:11 AM  
Blogger Thestral said...

If Google Map can save the map as a PDF file,it will be wonderful.Then I will print it to a piece of large paper,so that I can know where Sal is when I read On the Road.
Without the map,I don't even know Chicago is close to the Great Lakes,...

9:54 AM  
Blogger Michael L. Hess said...

Hey Thestral, if you read this again, check out the Google Earth file. I have updated it to include the whole journey -- the only things that are missing are the links to the blog posts on the places I haven't blogged yet. I'm glad I could help you visualize the book!

10:44 AM  
Blogger Thestral said...

Mike,I've got the email from you,with amused surprise.

I am looking into Neal's San Francisco house in Google Earth,and I've find the trolley!It's Amazing.

I'm reading On the Road for the second time,I want to finish the second time in this 7-day Holiday.
Now,Sal is standing on the top of the mountain that is close to Mill Valley,and he will meet Terry.

The US is really distant,but maybe,I will really travel the route,wow.

What a Great work which you are working at.

10:40 AM  

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