There’s no snow in Southern California. Not much rain either. At least not where I live. So this is as close as I’ll get to a snowy day in winter.

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There's no snow in Southern California. Not much rain either. At least not where I live. So this is as close as I'll get to a snowy day in winter.

Claude Monet – Snow Effect, The Street in Argentuil – 1875

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War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.

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War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.

Original corrected manuscript (1984) – completed December 1948 published in 1949 – George Orwell (Eric Blair) died January 21st 1950 from TB – he was 46.
via http://holy-scraps.tumblr.com/post/66175985656/beatbopped-original-corrected-manuscript-1984

On the Road

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On the Road

On the Road, the defining novel by Jack Kerouac, was largely autobiographical. Based on his adventures and road trips across America, and Mexico, Kerouac used the real life people in his life as characters.
Here are some their faces with their story book aliases as a footnote.