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What do hummingbirds and time have in common?

Holy crap! Time, or at least the last six weeks, hasn’t exactly passed by slowly. If anything, the last six weeks have buzzed past me like a hummingbird buzzes around the feeder I have in my backyard —she’s there, I see her, but then as soon as I try to acknowledge her, she flies  away. 237 more words

Behavior

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after”*

Here is a nostalgic mid-week look back at our grandfather Bunker Cameron holding a garpike in the 1920s. Bunker liked nothing better than fishing and he was quite accomplished. 121 more words

Sunday mornings

There is a certain type of perfect Sunday morning, that happen on the farm in mid-July, that only mystics and writers like Henry David Thoreau and poets like Mary Oliver seem to understand. 964 more words

Environment

"Leave No Trace": When American Transcendentalism Leads to Wilderness Preservation

Having hiked over 500 miles of the Appalachian Trail this summer, dutifully carrying a copy of Thoreau’s writings with me, there are certain habits I’ve cultivated with a now-ingrained daily routine that I’ll take with me off the trail. 1,708 more words

Thinking about Henry

The statue of Thoreau striding purposely with his arm raised – perhaps he is speaking and bent on making some point or other to an imaginary crowd – often draws the attention of passers by making their way to the pond. 225 more words

Walden Pond
  • “Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.” ~Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)
Henry David Thoreau

TWO MYTHS AND THE TRUTH ABOUT THEM

On July 14, 1789, the people rose up and stormed the Bastille and freed all the political prisoners.  This act started the French Revolution.  It was a revolution where the poor rose up against their wealthy oppressors paving the way to our modern-day freedom—or so I believed. 372 more words