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Thoreau has returned to Concord

Today I at last finished “Walden”, which was both better and worse than I expected. As an observation of nature in New England it was quite compelling. As a seminal philosophical work I was somewhat disappointed. But then I believe … Continue reading

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Thoreau’s morning commute

Whatever I may think of Thoreau’s ideas in Walden (and for the most part I think rather highly of them), there is no disputing that he is convincing me to fall in love with Walden Pond itself. Other than himself, … Continue reading

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Thoreau and I find common ground

I’m making good progress in my study of Henry David Thoreau’s “Walden”, the supposed seminal work on self reliance. It’s not an easy read, as his prose is full of references, many of which cannot be understood without the help … Continue reading

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