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All Natural

Walden and Civil Disobedience by Henry David Thoreau has recently been released by Penguin Publishing in their Classics series. I am embarrassed to admit I had never read this famous book. 294 more words

A Thousand Meandering Thoughts in the Pond

A thousand different thoughts and feelings as the waves swipe me one after the other a million times over. Today, in just a bathing suit after only a week ago feeling the chill creep under my wetsuit I amazingly still manage to lie across the surface as if I am being held by some miracle. 297 more words

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Place and Food, Genius Loci and Terroir

Genius Loci*

1. The prevailing character or atmosphere of a place.
1.1 The presiding god or spirit of a place.

~ Oxford English Dictionary

Years ago, psychologist Jon Kabat-Zinn published a book titled… 1,469 more words


Losing her Over and Over Again

I sit at the traffic light watching the young girl in black stretch pants and sneakers cross the road with her mom. She has hair which almost reaches down to her waist. 2,138 more words

Writing About Grief

Appreciating the Sun and Swimming

Once, when I was a kid growing up in Australia, I thought the sun was just one of those ‘things’ that was just part of daily life. 673 more words

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Along the Shoreline ...

Now that summer has unofficially begun and the swimming season is officially underway I want to share some photos showing the transformation of Walden from wilderness to public recreation area. 109 more words

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US Postal Service Debuts New Thoreau Stamp At Walden Pond

CONCORD (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service is dedicating its new Henry David Thoreau postage stamp at a ceremony at Walden Pond, where the 19th century American philosopher and naturalist spent two years in solitude and reflection. 127 more words