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Dead Poets Society: 'But only in their dreams can men truly be free...'

One of Robin Williams most inspiring films, Dead Poets Society is about an unconventional English teacher -John Keating (played by Williams) and his students who are inspired by their teacher’s very original method of appreciating poetry and other deeper things in life. 980 more words


Current Reading List

The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring – by Parker J. Palmer

If found Palmer’s thoughts on action to be very enlightening. I’m seeing a lot better after these words and will for sure reread again very soon. 183 more words

Ashton Gustafson

Squatter's Writes

A friend of mine might be joining a band, so I went ahead and wrote a song for him to dazzle his new bandmates. It’s called Squatter’s Writes. 145 more words


Walden/Tracks: What Do We Really Need?

In the movie Tracks (based on the real feat of Robyn Davidson) there is a voice over advocating for privacy, and stating that it neither need be explained nor defended. 409 more words


Reading Thoreau’s Essays Discussion Group Wednesdays, May 20 & 29 12:30-1:30pm

Meet a park interpreter at the Thoreau house replica, near the main parking lot, for a discussion about Thoreau’s essays. Each week a different essay will be discussed. 64 more words

Henry David Thoreau

Day # 698:The Life not Lived vs. The Life Well Lived

“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them”-Henry David Thoreau

We all have two lives, the one we live and the one we wish we could live. 429 more words