Are you sure?
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Yes! a simple three-letter word, but powerful—exciting—full of all kinds of expectant implications! The writer Jack Kerouac, in his classic book that defined the Beat Generation, On the Road, gives this visual image of one of the book's central characters, Dean Moriarty, patterned on Kerouac's real-life, long-time friend, Neal Cassady. Kerouac describes how the word "Yes!" was at the very root of Moriarty's passion for life.
He wrote, "[Dean] now fell silent himself, but standing in front of everybody, ragged and broken and idiotic, right under the lightbulbs, his bony mad face covered with sweat and throbbing veins, saying, 'Yes, yes, yes,' as though tremendous revelations were pouring into him all the time now, and I am convinced they were, and others suspected as me ...."
with contributions from Anne-Sabine Foerster, Erin Snow, John Usen Ekanem, Marian Foster, Dawn-Marie Cornett
ITEMS of INTEREST
with contributions from John A. Zukowski, Rachel Zoll
The message is YES!
By Jeffrey Hildner and Marilyn Jones
NO!!! SOMETIMES THE WAY TO SAY YES TO GOD'S PRESENCE IS TO SAY NO!
By Norm Bleichman
LORETTA LAROCHE: 'Ta-dah!'
Patricia Kadick with contributions from Loretta LaRoche
WORKING TO THE SOUND OF SILENCE
By David A. Cornell
AFTER THE DA VINCI CODE, WHAT NEXT? WOMEN, SPIRITUALITY, AND POWER
By Patricia Kadick
Straight talk about teenagers
By Kim Shippey
'Without this, you have nothing'
By Jasmine Alexandra
Standing tall with the President
By Margaret Rogers
Strength in spirit
'God made me perfect'
Vonne Anne Heninger
Child healed of delayed development