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Thoreau’s Life in the Woods

Throughout Thoreau’s philosophy one can see a sort of neo-Taoism, specifically a way of understanding “higher” thought, spiritual and otherwise, through his reverance of nature: “It is something to be able to paint a particular picture, or to carve a statue, and so to make a few objects beautiful; but it is far more glorious […]

December 15th

How Climate Change Is Affecting Thoreau’s Walden Pond

By Mica D’Alesandro Henry David Thoreau–one of the founders of the modern, American environmental movement–lived at Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts from 1845 to 1847. During his stay, he kept a journal and recorded everything he witnessed and learned from nature. These recordings inspired the book Walden, and have also recently informed a climate-change study conducted by Boston University […]

February 3rd

Living Deliberately at Walden Pond

Yesterday, I visited Walden Pond. The sun was out, but it was still November and cold, cold, cold, cold. The type of day that makes you realize why New Englanders tend to be a little harder than those of us from California. But I welcomed the freezing wind because it drove the crowds away. I […]

November 26th