Kev's Log:  "Inside Passages"

Log Gallery Slideshow
02-May-15

Bixby Bridge
Big Sur, CA

Built in the 1930s, the Bixby Bridge made costal travel along California 1 vastly more accessible, replacing the dirt roads that carved a precarious route along ridges and through valleys.
Standing tall at 280 feet it closes a 320-foot gap...
The bridge, or rather, the canyon and beach beneath, is also a site of pilgrimage for those searching for signs of Jack Kerouac’s Big Sur,
since it is Bixby Creek that hosted Kerouac in poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s isolated cabin back in August of 1962.


 

 

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02-May-15

San Francisco
Window Reflections #1 at City Lights Bookstore 

Jack Kerouac, right, with his friend and road companion Neal Cassady in 1952

San Francisco is the most famous of the Beat towns, and there are plenty of Beat attractions to visit there.
When Kerouac was in San Francisco he was mostly scrambling for work and women and time to actually see his friend Neal, who was also scrambling for work and women. 
"The only people for me are the mad ones," he wrote in "On The Road," "the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who. . .burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow Roman candles."
Kerouac's "mad ones" expressed their zest for life by pursuing "kicks"--stealing cars, taking drugs, bedding down promiscuously--and by "digging" everything and everyone that was "Beat," ("Beat" equaled "beaten-down" equaled "beatific").

 

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02-May-15

Jack Kerouac Alley 
San Francisco

'The air was soft, the stars so fine, the promise of every cobbled alley so great..."
This ode by the On the Road and Dharma Bums author is embedded in his namesake alley,
a fittingly poetic and slightly seedy shortcut between Chinatown and North Beach.
 

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02-May-15

Vesuvio Cafe
San Francisco
Reflections # 2

This world-renowned San Francisco saloon located in North Beach just across from the infamous City Lights Bookstore, was first established in 1948 and remains an historical monument to jazz, poetry, art and the good life of the Beat Generation.
Vesuvio attracts a diverse clientele: artists, chess players, cab drivers, seamen and business people, European visitors, off-duty exotic dancers and bon vivants from all walks of life.
 

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02-May-15

North Beach, San Francisco
Reflections # 4
City Streets

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02-May-15

 Moving Northward into Origon,  Clowning Around
with Dano A.
Grants Pass, Oregon

clown
What I do now next, chop wood?

- kevin scofield - Self

06-Apr-15

Pachinko Definition

The game of pachinko is played on Japanese machines sometimes called 'Pachinkos 'found in thousands of parlors in Japan, similar to the casinos found in the United States.
A pachinko machine has a vertical playfield enclosed in a case. It typically has around 200 brass nails, or "pins" in the playfield. It uses a large number of small balls, often numbering in the thousands.
These balls are "rented" from the establishment, and redeemed for prizes when the play concludes.
The player fires balls individually into the machine with a flipper, which then bounce down through the forest of pins.
If the balls go into certain pockets, a payout of additional balls is triggered. Antique pachinko machines are strictly mechanical, but vintage machines often use 10VDC to power jackpot and ballhopper-low lights. 

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22-Mar-15

Our new "Auxiliary" Solar and Emergency powered HAM Radio Shack 
Coverage
 capabilities include all Amateur Radio Bands, HF, VHF and UHF
Internet, heated, and a great stereo as well, the perfect place to make World Contacts, sit back and smoke a cigar!

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22-Mar-15

Outside photograph of the new "Shack"
Shot at dusk, on the first full day of Spring
2015

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22-Mar-15

Neighbor's Newest Art Project
hanging my prints high atop Ponderosa Pine trees at scattered locations throughout the woods
Pretty Cool!
They are specially printed on aluminum sheet metal so should withstand the elements.
"CosWorm" featured in this image

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