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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

Day To Day

books: june was a double feature!

For the first time in a really, really, really long time I finished TWO books in one month. My younger self scoffs at this “accomplishment,” but in response I say, that’s enough of your shade, kiddo. 1,068 more words

2015 Goals

Chris McCandless Quote.

So many people live in unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative you change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism. 39 more words