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The Walden Paradox

Thoreau’s pond attracts about 600,000 pilgrims a year, making it both wild and yet not, charming and somehow charmless. Our writer spends a day at the literary landmark, searching for some transcendence.   2,125 more words


Alone vs. Lonely: A Redefining

Saw this post on Tumblr today (yes, I checked Tumblr while I was at work today don’t judge me) and thought it was worth sharing/talking about. 766 more words


In the beginning of time

I was immersed
in fresh green water,
floating inside the womb
of Mother Earth.

She was

a vast kettle shaped well… 119 more words


Swimming in Fragile Waters

When I leave the main beach the bubble man is playing Pied Piper to a gathering of kids. I watch as large colorful contours float aimlessly above the trees shimmering with pinks and blues, colors not present in the sky. 679 more words

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The Swimmers Dilemma

On Monday my membership to the indoor pool expired. It coincided with an unusually cold snap. So cold for June that I heard Monday’s highest temperature was the lowest on record for Boston. 735 more words

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Keep It Simple Stupid!

“Simplify, Simplify, Simplify” -Henry David Thoreau

Thoreau was on to something here, and it wasn’t just living at Walden Pond. I’m realizing how often I over-complicate things and make things so much harder than they need to be. 210 more words

Confession of a Swim Fanatic

It’s Friday and I feel an urgency to go to the pond. Especially now the season has officially begun and the life guards have taken to their lookouts. 312 more words

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