CAROLYN CASSADY & ME – 013


I was going to start this final post of my serendipitous interactions with Carolyn Cassady in 2012, with “Sadly our communication died in a wholly inauspicious manner”. This is not correct. Just as our interaction emerged from the ether, it so receded back...

CAROLYN CASSADY & ME – 012


After a brief email advising Carolyn of my illness, Carolyn pours her feelings out in this email – her loneliness, getting old and losing her memory, insecurity about a bill and finances, not seeing John and touching gratitude for our “relationship”....

CAROLYN CASSADY & ME – 011


As we move past midsummer in June 2012, our pen pal relationship was solidified and this allowed us both to go into greater detail about current events in our lives as well as me reflecting on Neal’s book, “First Third”. From: Peebler, David Sent:...

CAROLYN CASSADY & ME – 010


After a juicy exchange in #009, over a midsummer’s day in 2012, we fell back into some quick back-and-forths that I initiate with a quote about Carolyn by Kerouac. —- From: Peebler, David Sent: Monday, June 11, 2012 10:33 AM To: ‘Carolyn...

CAROLYN CASSADY & ME – 009


In last week’s post, Carolyn gives me an opening to ask questions that were important to me at the time and her opinionated personality came into focus. Her desire to know more about me is flourishing at this point and I was more than happy to oblige. In our...

CAROLYN C ASSADY & ME – 008


Carolyn very much objected to drugs as well as a lot of the nonsense she witnessed along the way, which was no surprise after reading her book. Here’s an excerpt where she speaks of Ken Kesey, The Merry Pranksters and the only Acid Test she attended, which she...