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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. Advertisements

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Autumn Morning

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Autumn morning in Heywood’s Meadow, near Walden Pond. Continue reading

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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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July 27: The Most Perfect Art

“Language is the most perfect art in the world. The chisel of a thousand years retouches it.” 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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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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