Category Archives: It’s About the Pond

October Sunset

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Sunset at Walden Pond is different every time.  Tonight, from my kayak, it looked like a big flame diving down behind the trees.

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9/11 at Walden Pond

Note: This post was originally written on April 13, 2012. Military-formation jets screamed overhead today. The flyover was part of the ceremonies for Boston Red Sox Opening Day.  But that sound will always remind me of September 11, 2001. Everyone … Continue reading

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Outline for a Little Light Reading

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“Walden, is it you?”

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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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9/11 at Walden Pond

Military-formation jets screamed overhead today. The flyover was part of the ceremonies for Boston Red Sox Opening Day.  But that sound will always remind me of September 11, 2001. Everyone remembers where they were and what they were doing on … Continue reading

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Do you keep a journal?

Emerson’s question to Thoreau, in 1837, gets repeated at Walden Pond today. Continue reading

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