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Broderick Kaplan

Broderick Kaplan

Organizer of the Nostalgia for a New Americana Blog

What's it About?

San Jose, CA

NfaNA is a literary lifestyle blog - my project as I tour the continental United States in my truck camper. Join me as I explore 6 topics, blending classic American literature with modern texts to offer a unique perspective on where we are, where we're going, and how a dose of critical nostalgia can help.





Nostalgia for a New Americana

What does the blog talk about?

Critically-considered nostalgia for the United States can help us shape its honorable future.

Nostalgia for a New Americana uses this idea to bring to bear classic and modern American literature on 6 topics to spark ideas and discussion. Keeping with our heritage of individualism and independent thinking, I strive to create a space of reflection. No event occurs in a vacuum; by tying today to our rich past, I hope to contextualize our experience, thereby making it more accessible, enriching, and potent.
These 6 topics form the backbone of my 6-month journey.





Work courtesy of Tyler Gulden



Join the Conversation

Read, Discuss, Join Our Journey

Links to Facebook and the blog website are provided below my picture. I encourage you to join the conversation. This is about a collective, not an individual; I've created a space in which the thoughts of others are welcome to echo, feel free to use it. Ours isn't the noblest of histories, but it is richly fertile for new ideas. Let's be sure where we came from and step forward a bit more surely into tomorrow. Share this profile with anyone you think would be interested in a little dose of nostalgia (or who likes poodles).




Got a Lead?

I'm always interested in networking

Throughout my journey, I will be touring cities large and small, hiking every mountain I find, and sparking discussion with whomever I can. If you've got a lead, I'd love an introduction, especially if it concerns the above topics, botany, pottery, or tea. Tiny home companies, villages, and associations are particularly welcome. And yes, you can meet Adilene too.