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Ozark Hikes & Authentic Selves 

“We need the tonic of wildness…At the same time that we are earnest to explore and learn all things, we require that all things be mysterious and unexplorable, that land and sea be indefinitely wild, unsurveyed … We can never have enough of nature.” -Thoreau, Walden… 196 more words

Healthy Living

Desert View

“Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” ~ Henry David Thoreau


An Edited Life

So, I feel like I am rapidly approaching that conversation with my wife, or my mother, or maybe even one of you, in which someone pulls me aside and asks if everything is okay. 450 more words

Philosophy In An Autobiography

“Is it important to introduce and explain your philosophy early in your autobiography?”

I believe this depends on your writing style. If you can incorporate your philosophy with coherency and logic throughout your book, then it is not important or necessary to introduce your philosophy early in the book. 66 more words

School Essays

Thoreau's Background In 'Walden'

“Would Walden (Henry D. Thoreau’s autobiography) benefit from more background on Thoreau’s life?”

In Walden there is not even one page in which Thoreau describes his early life, family (parents and siblings), education, work, etc…. 50 more words

School Essays

In Mud is the Salvation of Our Souls…..

We can never have enough of nature. We must be refreshed by the sight of inexhaustible vigor, vast and titanic features, the sea-coast with its wrecks, the wilderness with its living and its decaying trees, the thunder-cloud, and the rain which lasts three weeks and produces freshets.

— Thoreau

Love Letter to Walden Pond

Just before noon today, I arrived at my daughter’s soccer camp a few minutes early and picked up Walden where I had left off, at “The Ponds” chapter.   274 more words