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Supertramp's Birthday

Today would have been Chris McCandless’ 48th birthday. Regardless of what one thinks about how he died, there is no denying that the way he lived in the years prior have sparked a desire by many to live a truly free life. 45 more words


An Essay About Cabins and Buses

Editor’s Notes:  How Artists Are Forged

I recognized early on in my son’s life, Brett Johnson, that he had a gift for words that had the potential to flower into something special. 1,511 more words


Honors 11: End of ITW and film

We spent the first half of the hour discussing the end of the book and the questions from Friday regarding Ch. 17-18 (+ the epilogue). We also discussed whether we thought McCandless was a hero, a dumb jerk, or something in writing. 48 more words

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Honors 11: End of Into the Wild

We first wrapped up our chapter 14-16 conversation, adding to our Ch. 14-16 questions and then sharing some of our selected lines of significance from Ch. 115 more words

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Into The Wild - A Trip To The Chris McCandless Bus

I’m interrupting the posts on the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route to catch up on a few trips from the summer of 2014.

Visiting Bus 142, aka the… 362 more words


Honors 11: Personal Narrative Sample + Ch. 2-4

We  started off by sharing in small groups some moments from our scavenger hunts, and we talked a bit about it as a class. You then submitted them–I look forward to checking them out. 125 more words

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