Category Archives: Illness

Faith in a Seed

I recently finished reading Faith in a Seed, which collects some of Henry Thoreau‘s late nature writing that was published for the first time in 1993.  The book is composed largely of one of his lesser-known essays, “The Dispersion of Seeds,” … Continue reading

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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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April 29 Observance: 150 Years Since Thoreau’s Death

Upcoming event: Sunday, April 29, 2012, 3:00 PM at First Parish in Concord, MA.

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