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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.

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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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Acorns in July

“Oak corn, that is ac-corn, or acorn,”  (from Thoreau’s Wild Fruits) July 31.  It’s 7 AM and acorns are pelting my car, which is parked in the driveway near the open window where I sit writing.  A sunny summer day … 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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“Make to You a Teacher”

Thoreau and the ancient Jewish sages agree: Learn a few words of Hebrew. 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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