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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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Walden update

I’ve found a copy of Thoreau’s Walden and am making good progress through the first section, Economy. I have to admit to being somewhat underwhelmed so far. Yes, he makes some good points–all we really, truly need is food, clothing, … Continue reading

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My self-reliance project

These last few weeks I have been struggling a bit with life in general. This weekend I spent some time soul-searching, scripture-searching, and just generally thinking. It occurred to me that self-reliance is more than just getting your finances and … Continue reading

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