Tag Archives: Henry David Thoreau

Why are we here?

I read the obituaries everyday, something that I have done for the last 30 years. But a couple of years ago the way I read the obituaries changed. Rather then looking for names I know or recognize now I look at the … Continue reading

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The people that matter

I have lived in my community since 1986. In those 31 years the area has almost doubled in size. Years ago, when we ventured out, we could expect to run into at least one or two people that we knew. But … Continue reading

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Try to find the joy in the moment

“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” –  Henry David Thoreau My oldest thought she was having a bad day. One of her company’s clients was unhappy and her boss told … Continue reading

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Am I special?

“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped … Continue reading

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Reducing life to its lowest terms

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that … Continue reading

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The fading sun

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” –  Walt Whitman   My cycling season is winding down, that is, the opportunity to get a ride in after work. We made it back to the car yesterday at around … Continue reading

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A bigger world

“The universe is wider than our views of it.” – Henry David Thoreau Sometime yesterday a little known spacecraft ended its mission. Rosetta which has been orbiting around Comet 67P for the past two years landed on the object of its study, transmitted a few … Continue reading

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