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The Pursuit of Adventure

I believe every man possesses an innate desire for adventure, discovery and exploration.  Have you ever felt it..then promptly ignored the call?  My recent trip to Colorado re-awakened that spirit within me.   332 more words


a reminder from chris mccandless

8 September 2015

I have always taken pride in my introverted nature – I felt it gave me the unique ability to truly enjoy being alone. 598 more words


In search of Away

Sometimes, I think I think too much. Ironic, I know. And yet, I’ve been sitting here writing a sentence or two at a time, deleting, re-wording, abandoning, repeating….over and over again. 1,223 more words


Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer - Nonfiction Review

 I initially had some reservations about reading this book. I had heard a lot of hype about it, both good and bad, and it seemed like most people who read it focused on judging the decisions made by the subject, Chris McCandless. 300 more words

Book Reviews

It is all about the choices we make.

I spend a lot of my time thinking. Thinking about my life and the decisions I’ve made, and continue to make, that shape the immediate world around me. 452 more words



Did you read a lot about transcendentalism in high school? I did. Thoreau, Emerson, Krakauer’s Chris McCandless story, but why? Was it a warning about living a life of “quiet desperation,” or were all of these trascendentalists, in fact, also men leading lives of quiet desperation, even in their silent reverie? 354 more words

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