Monthly Archives: October 2012

Awaiting Hurricane Sandy with a Hebrew Sentence

A blessing for Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading

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View from Walden Pond parking lot

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Tracing Thoreau’s Last Journey

The story of Thoreau’s 1861 “Journey West” with Horace Mann, Jr., which took the duo from Massachusetts to Minnesota and back. Space is limited. R.S.V.P. to 978-451-0300 or WHO: Corinne Hosfeld Smith WHEN: Wed., October 24 at 7:00pm WHERE: … Continue reading

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Concord Festival of Authors

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Two weeks of literary events, mostly free, continuing this week in Concord, MA.   Today I attended “The Medical Lives of Famous Writers” and learned all about Shakespeare and syphilis, and the afflictions of George Orwell, Jonathan Swift, and others.  See … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

One recent day at Walden Pond I decided to include some people in my viewfinder, and this is what I saw. Continue reading

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Starting Over in a Different Frame of Mind

Not only different objects are presented to our attention at different seasons of the year, but we are in a different frame of body and of mind to appreciate different objects at different seasons. I see one thing when it is cold and another when it is warm.

Journal, November 17, 1858.

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Ghost Boat, Part I

Henry David Thoreau secretly studied Biblical Hebrew while he lived in the cabin at Walden Pond. Continue reading

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