Happy birthday to the controversial William S. Burroughs. An inspiration to such musicians and artists as Kurt Cobain, Tom Waits, and Patti Smith, Burroughs was the last major author prosecuted for obscenity crimes. Elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters in 1983, Burroughs was a member of the Beat Generation, and a contemporary of Jack Kerouac. Known for his post-Modernist style, and was an alumnus of Harvard University.
For the #spnfamily – side note – Burroughs died in 1997 in Lawrence, Kansas.
Originally intended to simply focus on book reviews, over time, KaliDesautelsReads has morphed into its own entity.
I write about issues that are near to my heart, be they political, feminist, motherhood, mental health, or, as the title holds, books.
A thirty-something Canadian woman in my mid-thirties, I have been "super married" to my high school sweetheart since 2006, and together we have two crazy, clever, kind, hilarious, wonderful kids.
My first book - How Not To Blog: Finding Myself, One Post at a Time is available on Amazon (in eBook formats for you clever tech readers, and paperback for those of us who love that new book smell!)
I have tried a podcast - it's still on Apple and Google Podcasts - but writing is where my heart is.
My life changed dramatically when my husband was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer in 2018, and I am now a writer for a leading Canadian Cancer Non-Profit.
I am lucky enough to have a family that loves me and pushes me to be my best, even if it is outside of my cushiony comfort zone. I have a village of friends that nourish me, mentally, and spiritually.
Welcome to my thoughts. Sit down. Stay a while. Enjoy a cup of coffee!
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