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Many sing let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me.   Yet, many live in desperation – the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation – Thoreau.   64 more words


“A new taste of that old musty cheese that we are” (Walden 95)

“Society is commonly too cheap. We meet at very short intervals, not having had time to acquire any new value for each other. We meet at meals three times a day, and give each other a new taste of that old musty cheese that we are.” —Henry David Thoreau, “Solitude,” … 296 more words


Bringing Walden Home: Building My Heart's Home in Nature

In keeping with my Walden Experiment this summer, I took pictures of the beauty of Nature everywhere I went. These next few were in a friend’s garden, and we spent a good portion of the afternoon making pickles (something I had not done in over 15 years). 419 more words

Path Work

A person thinking or working is always alone (Walden 94)

A man thinking

or working is always


let him be

where he will.

Solitude is not

measured by the miles

of space that intervene… 16 more words



(From the archives)

Some thirty-five years ago, a particularly brilliant Czechoslovakian dissident named Vaclav Havel wrote an essay entitled, “Power of the Powerless”. The subject matter was a thoughtful and timely dissection of certain paradoxical behaviors required by society in order for a person to prosper under the post-totalitarian regime then in power. 1,110 more words

Ex Tempore

Friday, August 29, 2014

Objective: Students will be able to identify ways to emulate mentor texts in their own writing.

  1. Catch/Guided Practice: The Dry Sea.
    1. Partner up.
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Lesson Plan

Two months later....

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.” -Henry David Thoreau…

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El Camino