Monthly Archives: May 2012

“Walden, is it you?”

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The Good Life in Four Easy Steps

1. Eat simply. 2. Drink moderately. 3. Work meaningfully. 4. Cultivate love and friendship. Thus spake Kohelet (in Ecclesiastes).  Ancient wisdom applies today.

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Sensual Walden Pond

From “The Ponds” chapter of Walden (1854), in which Thoreau describes the water of Walden Pond when there’s no wind and the surface is like glass, or a mirror: Not a fish can leap or an insect fall on the pond … Continue reading

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More Cerulean Than the Sky Itself

My “cerulean” Crayola crayon melted last summer, forsaken in my hot car, which was parked in Historic Concord Center while I attended the Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society.  All that remained were the crayon’s solidified, barely legible paper wrapper … Continue reading

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