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Henry David Thoreau: Bitch Slappin' Pimp

When I want a serious simulation of violence I head to the game room. There is no better way to go on a blind, murderous rampage than to plug in any number of first-person shooter games. 844 more words


Serendipity: The Sachem Passaconaway

I am slowly reading Henry David Thoreau’s A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), which he wrote after the fact about a canoe trip with his late brother John, who got tetanus seven years earlier when he cut himself shaving. 370 more words


March 20: "The Thaw"

I saw the civil sun drying earth’s tears —
Her tears of joy that only faster flowed,

Fain would I stretch me by the highway side, 62 more words


Canoeing in the Wilderness

In the summer of 1857, the American writer Henry David Thoreau – best known for his book Walden detailing his experiences of living in a log cabin for two years in the wild – went on a canoe trip in the still unspoilt regions of Maine, with a friend and an Indian guide from the reservation of Old Town. 239 more words


Walden: Misconceptions and Relevance

“When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, I lived alone, in the woods…”

The following words should have read: “except, not really.” 961 more words


Faithful in small things

I’ve been thinking a lot these days about Henry David Thoreau. This isn’t unusual: Thoreau is one of my favorite authors, and I spent a good deal of my doctoral dissertation analyzing his writing. 1,194 more words

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Thinking (Philosophically) about Nature

In this post, you will find a number of resources to help you think about (and perhaps reconsider) humankind’s relationship to/with Nature. 500 more words