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Regina Ullmann's 'The Country Road'

“Despite destitute situations, Ullmann’s sensitive writing soars. Difficulties are opposed most distinctly by the richness of her descriptions of nature. While the stories are peppered with references to religion–Ullmann converted to Catholicism in her 20s–these are often made in relation to natural elements: in “The Old Tavern Sign” a church organ “began to flow like flowers . 98 more words


Mineral, Vegetable, & Animal

“I keep out of doors for the sake of the mineral, vegetable, and animal in me.”
-Henry David Thoreau

The mineral in me wants
to sit quietly on a mossy… 27 more words

Children's Book on Winter

We had just enough snow yesterday to top off the cross-country trail my husband likes, but he’s pretty sure today was his last day skiing this season. 225 more words

{quote} Thoreau on practical philosophy

Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. With respect to luxuries and comforts, the wisest have ever lived a more simple and meager life than the poor.

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Thoughts On Living Well


Blogging, despite my best efforts, has not quite come as naturally to me as I had hoped. This was not for any particular aversion to it, nor a genuine disinterest or lack of commitment, but a simple result of being out-prioritised by, well, pretty much everything else in my life. 856 more words


The Spirit That is in the Air (Thoreau)

A field of water betrays the spirit that is in the air.  It has new life and motion. It is intermediate between land and sky.  On land, only the grass and trees wave, but water itself is…

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Spring: Discover a New World

We discover a new world every time we see the earth again after it has been covered for a season with snow.

Henry David Thoreau… 7 more words