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SOMETHING TO GNAW ON

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. It is surprising how contented one can be with nothing definite – only a sense of existence.

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The Wallflowers’ 6th Ave Heartache played through the speakers at an assertive volume, and the sound drowned out the incoming cell phone ring emanating from the coffee table in front of me.  1,334 more words

Zombie Apocalypse

Tribute to Henry David Thoreau

Today I visited Concord and the nearby Walden Pond, where Henry David Thoreau stayed alone for two years. These photos, which I took today, are my tribute to him and his writings.   236 more words

Books

“I paid many a visit to particular trees….” (Walden 144)

“Instead of calling on some scholar, I paid many a visit to particular trees….”

Taken out of context, this is one of those quotes that makes Thoreau sound like a crazy hermit. 323 more words

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Scale

Zeno and the Extent of Space and Time

Among the many ancient Greeks noted for enjoying mind games was a certain Zeno of Elea. He liked to conjure up apparently self contradictory ideas called paradoxes, and one of his most famous runs something along the lines of this: Suppose you’d like walk to the door of a room. 3,955 more words

The Tyger

Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

~William Blake

Although from a pet point of view, I’m a horse or dog person, when I go to the zoo, I love to see the cats.  293 more words

Animals