Oblivion on the Bus

by Todd Conaway

Among my heroes and role models would be Neal Cassady. The driver. There is important meaning there. He drove in more ways than one. He inspired the team. And they drove Further as a result. I like people like that. I learned of him through Kerouac and then later, other poets I came to admire. They drove me from afar. I was on the bus and it was long gone by the time I was old enough to drive.

Lately there are others I find to be modeling driving. Many are here in the ds106 community. I am lucky to know of the bus. I am blessed to have wandered towards the road it has taken. It feels wonderful. Thanks.

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