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3 things making me happy (Feb. 20). Sad, yes, but also beautiful.

The three things making me happy this week all have a death theme. But for at least two of them, a lot of hope and peace and beauty is conveyed. 171 more words


The Wild Truth, by Carine McCandless, a book review

Have you ever watched one of those extended car chases on television? Many times you never know whether the chase started because of some minor infraction or whether it started because of some historic criminal occurrence. 345 more words

Book Reviews

Chris McCandless and Cheryl Strayed: Tales of when Generation X wandered outside

I’m going to show my age a bit and talk about a particular time of transition.

If you grew up in the 1980s, chances are the stereotypes are pretty familiar: huge hair, lots of synthesizers, “greed is good,” and a general optimism that ended up giving us really bright colors in the stuff we wore and the things we had in our homes. 1,576 more words


Honors 11: End of Into the Wild

We began the day sharing lines that were most clearly embodying Chris/Alex and/or transcendentalist thinking from your selected Eddie Vedder song from the Into the Wild… 100 more words

Honors 11

Up Late with The Wild Truth by Carine McCandless

The Wild Truth exposes the real reason Chris McCandless went into the wild. This heart-wrenching story told by Carine McCandless explains the past that prompted Chris to leave his comfortable existence and walk into the woods. 501 more words

Book Reviews