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5 Seemingly Innocent Photos With CHILLING Backstories

More photographs are being taken now than ever before and each year this is only going to increase. With that, there are many photos that people have taken who are totally unaware that that photograph will go down in history. 57 more words

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[Book/Film Review]: Into The Wild

“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

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12. Into the Wild, by Jon Krakauer

In April 1992, a young man from a well-to-do East Coast family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. Four months later his decomposed body was found by a party of moose hunters.

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Why Is It So Hard To Be Kind?

You humans are a strange lot. On one hand you marvel about how complex and marvelous the human body is; on the other hand you can’t wait to commit genocide against all those human bodies. 308 more words

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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