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Walt Whitman

Swift wing! Space! My Soul! Now I know it is true what I guessed at;
What I guessed when I loafed on the grass,
What I guessed when I lay alone in my bed … . 58 more words


"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


Reflection on Thoreau and the Idea of Connected-ness

A short video reflection after my first week in the Thoreau summer course…


How Knowledge of The Natural World Helps Man to Understand His Own Human Nature

How Knowledge of The Natural World Helps Man to Understand His Own Human Nature.

An essay by Christina Pociask

American literature, which reflects the relationship between man and himself and man with nature, has come a long way since man’s first encounters with the Natives. 1,394 more words

Old Class Assignments

TDISH: An Alumnus Shakes Things Up

Most of us know Harvard University as one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in the world.  A degree from Harvard opens doors like those from few other schools.  359 more words

This Date In Strange History


illustrator: Elizabeth Rose Stanton

intuitive calf

equal creation male/female

baby play/bull stance


This Week's Author Birthdays

Henry David Thoreau (b. July 12, 1817, Concord, MA; d. May 6, 1862, Concord, MA)

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. 386 more words
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