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The Example of Christopher McCandless

Christopher McCandless was tired with society. He left his bourgeois background, his family, his home, the prospects growing from a great education, and condemned the spirit of the modern day and the obsession with materialism that has infected our societies. 751 more words

Alexander Supertramp

Into the wild

“So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. 50 more words

Lighting Out

In high school one day a friend handed me a book with a black and white photo of an abandoned, snowy bus on the cover: a paperback of Jon Krakauer’s… 1,196 more words

Books

Make Yourself a Better Person

Today at work I was talking to a girl that works in the CVS in the mall. We met about a year ago and our relationship is best described as an acquaintanceship; I ask for cigarettes and she sells them to me. 1,273 more words

Re-reading: Back Into the Wild

Recommended reading: The Chris McCandless Obsession Problem

Like Jane, I spent much of my Spring Break with my nose buried in a book.  I was lucky: my reading was interrupted by Costa Rican waves and cappuccino monkeys.   640 more words

Teaching

Into The Wild

The title of this blog post happens to be the same as the title of the book by Jon Krakauer, which I just finished. A book about Christopher Johnson McCandless, who hiked alone into the Alaskan wilderness, where he starved to death. 277 more words

Travel

Into the Wild Embroidery

One of my favorite books, and favorite movies is Into the Wild. The writing is beautiful, and there is something about the story that I find to be so moving. 73 more words

Embroidery