Interest in Jack Kerouac has always been high in Northport,...

Interest in Jack Kerouac has always been high in Northport, where the writer lived for six years. Credit: Handout

Your story "Kerouac's other road" [LI Life, Dec. 9], about Jack Kerouac's years in Northport, reminded me of the more adventurous spirit of youth.

Sadly, as we get older -- with more responsibilities and less free time -- there are fewer journeys we can take. But Kerouac's ideals continue to live in all of us.

Larry Penner, Great Neck