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“Launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment”

- Henry David Thoreau

Learning to Live with Solitude

It’s difficult for me to be alone.  I grew up in a family of ten, seventh in line.  Although I moved out when I was eighteen, after my first (failed) year at university, I only had one apartment by myself that whole time, and it was in the year before I married my husband.  418 more words

Thoreau and the Lake

A lake is the landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.

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Thoreau’s friend the Canadian woodchopper (Walden 103)

While in the woods, Thoreau met a French Canadian woodchopper who was a “true Homeric or Paphlagonian man.” (Paphlagonia was an ancient Roman province on the Black Sea.) His name was Alek Therien. 655 more words


My Visit to Walden Pond

Ever since I was introduced to American writer Henry David Thoreau in junior year of high school, Walden Pond has always held a special place in my imagination.   1,023 more words


Season 3, Episode 1

This is my 45th blog post! If this blog was a TV series, and I’m not saying it’s not, then we would be near the end of the second season or the start of the third. 451 more words

I'm Faster Than Any Therapist, So No, I Haven't Gotten Any Counseling

Thoreau’s cheapskate hospitality (Walden 102)

Last time I wrote about something that Thoreau wasn’t good at, and today I was about do the same today… but I changed my mind. First, listen to him describe hosting guests to came to visit him in his little cabin: 477 more words