Category Archives: Walden the Book

Being the Grass

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

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Late-August Succession of Morning Sounds

A quiet woodsy morning evolves into a wake-up call. 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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Elul 1: Break a Damaging Pattern

Day #2 of the journey. Well, the sun has set on Elul the first — and the clock says it’s past midnight and therefore Monday — so here’s a short one.  In the coming year I’ll try to catch myself … Continue reading

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Event on June 28: To Every Thing There Is a Season

Thursday, June 28, 2012 7:30-9:00 PM Kerem Shalom, Concord, MA http://www.keremshalom.org Do you agree that “there’s nothing new under the sun”? In Walden, Thoreau “went to the woods to front only the essential facts of life.” Thousands of years earlier, … Continue reading

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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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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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