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Thoreau understood 'Civil Disobedience' to a tee!

In 1849, Henry David Thoreau wrote a paper titled ‘Resistance to Civil Goverment‘. And, while they may have spelled the word ‘government’ differently back in those days, never have such words had such timely import! 470 more words


Prewitt, Thoreau and Continental Divide, New Mexico

First timer?  In this formerly once-a-day blog (and now pretty much a once-every-four-or-five days blog), I have my computer select a random latitude and longitude that puts me somewhere in the continental United States (the lower 48).  1,385 more words

My Greatest Skill

…for my greatest skill has been to want but little.

source: Henry David Thoreau, Walden
image: Eddie’s Garden, Eddie’s Photos, October 2016


A Friend Lost

Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?” 

Henry David Thoreau

Human Rights

Write while the heat is in you. The writer who postpones the recording of his thoughts uses an iron which has cooled to burn a hole with.

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Give Me Truth

Rather than love, than money,
than fame, give me truth.

source: Henry David Thoreau
image: Eddie’s Garden, Eddie’s Photos, October 2015


Live in Each Season

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air,
drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign
yourself to the influence of the earth. 16 more words