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On Open Water Swimming

The ropes are up. They wait for the crowds to arrive with their lifeguards who watch over them like shepherds do their sheep. But for now with the cooler weather when the temperature stretches into the long afternoon and still does not reach seventy, when the sun strains through striated clouds and still cannot make her face seen, the sand, the water lie still. 654 more words

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“…many things have been omitted which should have been recorded. . . . It is not easy to write in a journal what interests us at any time, because to write it is not what interests us.”  175 more words


Seeing Through Fish Eyes

I adjusted my goggles, rinsing them for a second time before I set off. It was overcast and the pond surface was glass. I looked across it, a rich impenetrable green. 754 more words

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On the Road

My training ride today took me out along the Minuteman Rail Trail to its end in Bedford, where I took the following picture:

A little later on I traveled out to Concord and to Walden Pond: 95 more words


If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond

If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond, written by Robert Burleigh and illustrated by Wendell Minor, was a nominee for the 2014-15 South Carolina Picture Book Award. 156 more words

Picture Books


I had been wondering when would I venture into Walden’s tranquil or sometime wind rippled water again. I had seen figures, clad in black with flailing insect limbs thrown rhythmically over their sleek torsos, goggle eyes cruising the choppy surface. 714 more words

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