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Ippolito portrays the soaring cypress trees in a place where like Henry David Thoreau; one can find a sanctuary from modern life. "Swamps have a kind of negative connotation," Ippolito said. "Swamps in Florida are teeming with life. It was kind of a nice way to reframe Florida from the very beginning, I would ...
As far back as the late 1980s, the shop that would one day be Knight's Comics and Games existed, but you couldn't see it. It was what Henry David Thoreau might call a "castle in the air." In the late summer of 2011, Kevin Knight finally found himself at the intersection of intent and opportunity, and there he ...
American man of letters and philosophy, Ralph "Where's Waldo" Emerson, or, as I like to call him "Henry David Thoreau's best friend," was famous in his own right. Many who enjoy American literature hold up Emerson as one of the best, if not the best, American writers of his time. I've always been a Henry ...
That fit for a devotee of writer Henry David Thoreau who kept a copy Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" handy. When Whitman's childhood home in Huntington Station was threatened with the wrecking ball, Northam went door to door collecting money for a 1951 campaign that saved it. He became a trustee of the ...
It just creeps in," says Sarah Trudgeon, local poet and director of education for the Mastheads, a new public humanities program that is creating a multifaceted conversation around the Berkshires' literary history. Henry David Thoreau, known for his experiment in solitary living on the shores of Walden Pond, ...

The author Henry David Thoreau was a proponent of disobeying laws that were unjust. In 1846, he was thrown in prison for refusing to pay a poll tax. The story goes that Ralph Waldo Emerson visited him and asked, "Henry, what are you doing in there?" Thoreau replied, "Waldo, the question is, what are ...
"It is a surprising and memorable, as well as valuable experience, to be lost in the woods any time." -- Henry David Thoreau. Being lost is almost considered a virtue. Whether it's directing a car in a given direction and heading into unseen territory or wandering in the woods along the road less traveled like ...
students in Colleen Jensen's science class are learning about the solar System, and the many celestial bodies that reside there! A culminating activity they created was 3D models of the Solar System and used innovative materials to show the different attributes of each. Science students use hands-on, ...
This article first appeared in Data Sheet, Fortune's daily newsletter on the top tech news. Sign up here. If you read one thing today about tech, media, society, culture, and politics, make it the cover story of the March issue of Wired magazine. It's an 11,000-word gem that reads like 3,000, a clear, precise, and ...
Henry David Thoreau's 19th century non-fiction work, 'Walden,' has recently been adapted into a computer simulation game. Thoreau's 'Walden' is structured around a reflection of his time spent in the woods near Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts, where he attempted to redefine the contemporary ...
For those interested in retracing the steps of Henry David Thoreau, Walden Pond is a serene destination to visit. On the far side of the pond sits the site of Thoreau's cabin where he stayed during his two-year experiment to "live deliberately." Beside a quote from Thoreau's Walden, visitors to the pond leave short messages ...
For those interested in retracing the steps of Henry David Thoreau, Walden Pond is a serene destination to visit. On the far side of the pond sits the site of Thoreau's cabin where he stayed during his two-year experiment to "live deliberately." Beside a quote from Thoreau's Walden, visitors to the pond leave short messages ...
For someone who worshipped trees, the writer Henry David Thoreau certainly made good use of them: his journal, increasingly thought to be his most important work, ran to two million words, collated across 24 years in 14 volumes. There's also a sweet irony in that Thoreau came from a family that accrued ...
They could also learn from local writer Julian Emerson, whose parents chose to leave the civilization of Minneapolis-St. Paul and raise their children in the woods of western Wisconsin, living much like Henry David Thoreau, who wrote: "I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately…".
Simplifying your life in 2018 could be a goal worth checking out as a serious new year's resolution. companies and consultants exist to help sort out the non-essentials of life. But that's a surface approach compared to what philosopher and naturalist Henry David Thoreau did in the 1840s while living in a ...
Henry David Thoreau, intellectual rebel, transcendentalist, author, conservationist and abolitionist said, "A man is rich in proportion to the things he can afford to let alone." PLYMOUTH - Henry David Thoreau, intellectual rebel, transcendentalist, author, conservationist and abolitionist said, "A man is rich in ...

Taken as a single corpus, the British and American iterations of The Office form the most thorough portrait of what Henry David Thoreau referred to as the life of "quiet desperation" that the faceless masses lead. Dreams die quiet, exquisitely painful deaths at the regional supply center of Wernham Hogg and ...
... or Googling how much LSD it takes to actually kill a man after reading Hunter S. Thompson. On any given weekend, I might be in the mood to read poetry by Maya Angelou or perhaps dream of throwing away all my worldly possessions and moving to a cabin in the woods a la Henry David Thoreau.
Transcendental Poets like Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson read Hindu and Buddhist philosophy deeply, as did Henry steel Olcott, who traveled to Sri Lanka in 1880, converted to Buddhism and founded the popular strain of mystical philosophy called Theosophy. Meanwhile, connoisseurs ...
Two hundred years ago, in 1818, with Missouri on the threshold of statehood -- and all the settlement, progress, exploitation and loss that followed -- Henry Rowe Schoolcraft wandered deep into the forests of Missouri and Arkansas. His journal gives us our earliest, best picture of the still-wild Ozarks.
Palacio will show a work entitled "Walden Then And Now," which documents the iconic pond alongside which Henry David Thoreau built his cabin home and penned his famous book on living simply amid nature. On Friday at 6:30 p.m., Cleveland poet Kisha Nicole Foster will read new works created for ...
MLK Jr., along with Gandhi, was influenced by Henry David Thoreau's views on civil disobedience. During my visit to the MLK Jr. National Historic Site, I also learned that Alfred died 15 months after his brother was assassinated. The cause of Alfred's death was accidental drowning in a swimming pool.
These are people distressed by a new Environmental Policy that ignores science and opens protected lands to exploitation, people distressed by a reactionary and inhumane immigration policy made up on the spot, and people worried by staggering economic inequality. Henry David Thoreau may have ...
Bill Crain's 15-day sentence is almost up. Crain, an anti-hunt activist jailed for an act of civil disobedience, is doing his time reading Henry David Thoreau, trying to maintain his vegan diet and chatting with other inmates who know about his widely-publicized advocacy against the bear hunt. "They don't ...
Turkle, a sociologist, clinical psychologist and professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, frames today's personal and professional relationships by using Henry David Thoreau's three chairs in "Walden" as a model. Don't be intimidated, the premise sounds more complex and heady than it is.
In his 1862 essay "Autumnal Tints," Henry David Thoreau reflected,. "The greater part of the phenomena of Nature are…concealed from us all our lives…There is just as much beauty visible to us in the landscape as we are prepared to appreciate - not a grain more." Of course some landscapes do hold ...
"It was on the wings of seeds that Thoreau sailed home, where he found peace..." ~ Gary Nabham in Faith in a Seed (1993) about Henry David Thoreau's last years studying seeds Happy New Year! In Sunday's column (Jan. 8, 2018), I shared 10 Considerations about Seeds, some of which Thoreau would ...
Porter first found great success with the Sierra Club's 1962 publication of "In Wildness Is the Preservation of the World," which combined his color photographs of the New England woods with the words of Henry David Thoreau. Sure, Porter's resume includes some impressive highlights, such as his 1980 ...
"Never look back unless you are planning to go that way," so said Henry David Thoreau. But what about those of us who underline passages in books as we read? Must we never look back? At the risk of receding into the past, I've quoted a few memorable lines from books I've read, most of them in 2017.
In my last article I closed with a promise of the Saga of the Karner blue butterfly. But instead of "Your life or your lupines" I shall do something entirely different. Karner blues must wait. They are used to it; let us imagine that in their process of metamorphosis they are now pupating, between caterpillar and ...
SUDBURY -- The Henry David Thoreau Foundation is accepting applications for its environmental leadership scholarship program through Feb. 1. The foundation awards collegiate scholarships of up to $20,000 to eight to 10 students graduating from public or private high schools in Massachusetts.
The writer Henry David Thoreau may have gone to the woods to live deliberately, but he came to Cape Cod to walk deliberately. Hundreds of miles. To mark the 200th anniversary of Thoreau's birth, radio producer Rob Rosenthal followed Thoreau's footsteps across the Cape using Thoreau's classic book ...
Editor's note: This is the latest in the sun's "Be a Volunteer" series, focusing on people who join community nonprofits. Got a suggestion for a profile? email it to cscott@lowellsun.com. BILLERICA -- Matthew Mixon appeared at a Board of Selectmen's meeting last summer to deplore the trash riddled about ...
In late 1849, two years after Henry David Thoreau left Walden Pond--where he had lived for two years, two months, and two days in a cabin that he had built himself--he began the process of completely reorienting his life again. His hermit-style interlude at the pond had attracted quite a bit of attention in his hometown of ...
EVEN AFTER 200 years, Henry David Thoreau continues to be a controversial (and, to some, annoying) figure. In a 2015 New Yorker article titled "Pond Scum," Kathryn Schulz eviscerates the 19th century author of Walden, describing him as "self-obsessed: narcissistic, fanatical about self control." Schulz is not alone in her ...
In "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience," which Henry David Thoreau wrote against the backdrop of his opposition to slavery (another immoral institution that was protected by the law), he crafts a basic rule on this matter: "If the injustice is part of the necessary friction of the machine of government, let it go, ...
You'd be mistaken if you thought Henry David Thoreau was a hermit. He wasn't. Though he lived for two years in a small cabin at Walden Pond, and went to jail for not paying his taxes, he was about so much more, according to Jeffrey Cramer, curator of collections at the Walden Woods Project. "He fell in ...
You'd be mistaken if you thought Henry David Thoreau was a hermit. He wasn't. Though he lived for two years in a small cabin at Walden Pond, and went to jail for not paying his taxes, he was about so much more, according to Jeffrey Cramer, curator of collections at the Walden Woods Project. "He fell in ...
You'd be mistaken if you thought Henry David Thoreau was a hermit. He wasn't. Though he lived for two years in a small cabin at Walden Pond, and went to jail for not paying his taxes, he was about so much more, according to Jeffrey Cramer, curator of collections at the Walden Woods Project. "He fell in ...
Henry David Thoreau once wrote that "it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things" - and that's exactly why I'm terrified. One speech, one amazing, electrifying speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, and we're already seriously talking about "Oprah 2020.".
The Henry David Thoreau Foundation awards collegiate scholarships of up to $20,000 to eight to 10 students graduating from public or private high schools in Massachusetts. As Thoreau Scholars, these select high school seniors may enroll in any college and university in the world while they major or ...
They learned that one of the early tenants had been the Dial, a literary magazine that had originally been founded in 1840 in Boston to popularize Transcendentalist philosophy (its early contributors included Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller, who also served as editor) and ...
I read where renowned poet Henry David Thoreau said, "Many people go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not the fish they are after." Thank you, Mr. Thoreau. Teaching my children how to cast a line was a small part of showing them fishing is a means to bond and build the importance of ...
The great Unitarian Transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau's primary spiritual discipline appears to have been "sauntering." It sure looks a lot like this openness to reality that is at the heart of Zen sitting, an authentic objectless meditation practice. In his essay "Walking" printed in the Autumn of 1862 in the ...
CONCORD, Mass. (AP) -- The public has a rare chance to peek into the home of famed American naturalist Henry David Thoreau. The stately Thoreau-Alcott House in Concord, Massachusetts, is a highlight of the 7th annual Concord Museum Holiday House Tour Saturday . The home, which is now ...
Rumford fireplaces became so mainstream that Henry David Thoreau wrote about them in Walden as a basic quality of the home, alongside copper pipes, plaster walls, and Venetian blinds. By the 1820s and 1830s, Adams explains, coal was quickly becoming a dominating fuel type. Stoves that could burn ...
The eyewitness referred to above, without whom we might not remember the incident at all, was none other than Henry David Thoreau. It is not that story of bereavement on the shore that first comes to mind when thinking about Thoreau today. This year's articles, exhibits, commemorative stamps and the ...
The writings of environmental ethicists such as Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Muir and Aldo Leopold have influenced ...


 

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