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“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”
– Henry David Thoreau


Thoreau for your Monday...

Men frequently say to me,”I should think you would feel lonesome down there, and want to be nearer to folks,rainy and snowy days and nights especially.”I am tempted to reply  to such,-This whole earth which we inhabit is but a point in space.How far apart,think you,dwell the two most distant inhabitants of yonder star?Why should I feel lonely?Is not our planet in the Milky Way?Walden, Or Life In The Woods-


The School of Life: Henry David Thoreau

“We are taught to think of modern civilization as inherently ‘better’ than the pre-industrial age – and take great pride in our gadgets and technology. That’s why we need to tap into the caustic, liberating mindset of the great American political thinker, Thoreau – who escaped modern civilization to go and live in a cabin in the woods…”

by The School of Life


"Our life is frittered away by detail... Simplify, simplify." -Thoreau

While winter is when I get most of my writing and drinking done, Spring is when I get down to work, because Summer is too damn hot.   532 more words

taxing thoughts

In, em, ‘honor’ of tax season, I offer even more thoughts from Thoreau:

For it matters not how small the beginning may seem to be: what is once well done is done forever.

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Thoughts On Living Well

Three Versions of Spring

After a long streak of no-travel, I had a long streak with travel. Three weeks of travel in a four-week period, seven states, lots and lots of meetings. 748 more words

Explore Nature

A spring flower...

Actually “Spring Beauty”-C.virginica- is the name of first flower of the season on tim’s weed patch.It is just the prettiest small flower you will see.I sighted this little jewel at Moraine View State Park-Illinois.It is well represented there in the woodland timber.It seems like it is saying”hello” to spring after a long cold winter.Spring Beauty is a member of the Purslane family-succulents with simple leaves- with 13 species in N.A. 66 more words