Tag Archives: Massachusetts

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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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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Awaiting Hurricane Sandy with a Hebrew Sentence

A blessing for Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading

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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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It’s Over

All existence comes to a standstill in cosmic silence. Continue reading

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More Cerulean Than the Sky Itself

My “cerulean” Crayola crayon melted last summer, forsaken in my hot car, which was parked in Historic Concord Center while I attended the Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society.  All that remained were the crayon’s solidified, barely legible paper wrapper … Continue reading

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