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Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Live the life you have imagined.

This is a well known quote.  The extensive writing of Thoreau is a bit more in depth. 

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From a war-zone -- with Thoreau in mind

Thoreau endured the moral-political chaos of the 1850s and 60s with passion and aplomb.  He rested by the still waters of Walden, and hosted an abolitionist meeting at his cabin, met John Brown, and contributed to the the purchase of arms for a raid on Harpers Ferry.  732 more words

Otherworldly Thinking

The story goes that on his deathbed Henry Thoreau was asked by a minister if he could see the “other side” yet (always a nice question for someone who’s dying, don’t you think?).   185 more words

Musings on the Storm-Free Area and the Chambered Nautilus

There is a great virtue in such an isolation.  It permits a fair interval for thought.  That is, what I call thinking, which is mainly scribbling.   917 more words


Dating a new era in your life to the reading of a book (Walden 73)

“There are probably words addressed to our condition exactly, which, if we could really hear and understand, would be more salutary than the morning or the spring to our lives, and possibly put a new aspect on the face of things for us. 249 more words


Reading and Thinking - Consequent Amazements

I have currently undertaken two superficially antithetical parallel reading pursuits: re-savoring Thoreau’s WALDEN and re-assaulting the difficult, luminous, thorny works of William Gass (once my mentor at a writers conference). 170 more words


Walden, A love Story (Act One) a two-hour feature film script for TV or movies

Walden, A love Story

a two-hour feature film script for TV or movies

Kindle Direct Publishing
Dallas TX

Walden, A love Story; a.k.a. Two Hearts in Concord is published exclusively online by Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. 3,401 more words