Category Archives: Bible

Being the Grass

It’s been dew, dew, dew, yet I’ve hardly given its “influence” a thought. Continue reading

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A Little Quiz on Wisdom

Who said which?  Match the answers below with these five quotations: Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. The beginning of wisdom is awe of the One. I have always been regretting that … 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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Life Is Just a Bus Ride

Simplify! Go live in a hut and be joyous! Continue reading

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Relic from Early Christianity: NYT Article

The writing on this papyrus fragment is in the Coptic language, written in Greek letters.   “The world is not really crawling with crooked papyrologists,” explains one scholar. Historian Says Piece of Papyrus Refers to Jesus’ Wife – NYTimes.com.

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Literary Walk at Walden Pond #1

I had great fun at the first of four Wednesdays-in-September literary walks at Walden Pond yesterday, on the 18th of Elul. I did my homework by rereading Thoreau’s essay “Walking” (1862) while floating around the Pond in my kayak. Easterly … Continue reading

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