Henry David Thoreau

Laura Dassow Walls: “We have misread Thoreau, tragically” | Library of America

Back <b>Laura Dassow Walls: “We have misread Thoreau, tragically”</b><p>News October 16, 2017<p>Laura Dassow Walls: “We have misread Thoreau, tragically”<p>Published …

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Five Famous Writers Who Got Away From It All

History is ripe with men who turned their backs on convention to create works of genius. The hermit in the cave, the poet in the garret, the mumbling …

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Bacon and eggs for every meal: absurd diets of the rich and famous

Lucian Freud had breakfast at the same restaurant every morning for 15 years, Balzac drank up to 50 cups of coffee a day and Steve Jobs spent weeks at a time eating only apples and carrots<p>Their eating habits may not be quite as “insane” as former royal chef Darren McGrady branded them earlier this …

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What Does Success Mean: Is It Just Money And Power?

When we say success, many of us immediately think of money and power. While money and power is absolutely fabulous and gives us the ability to make …

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Ambitious Thoreau show brings two museums together

CONCORD — Henry David Thoreau did not mince words. A dedication to plain speaking helped make the author of “Walden” and “Civil Disobedience ” one of …

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Walden Wasn’t Thoreau’s Masterpiece

In his 2-million-word journal, the transcendentalist discovered how to balance poetic wonder and scientific rigor as he explored the natural world.<p>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 …

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The Bicycle Maker That’s Creating Good Jobs for Ex-Cons

The 1854 Cycling Co. wears its influences on its grease-stained sleeves. The bicycle company is named for the year Franklin Pierce, who had become …

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‘Walden: Life In the Woods’ Trailer: Demian Bichir Seeks His Inner Wild | Deadline

<b>EXCLUSIVE:</b> Henry David Thoreau’s at-one-with-nature classic <i>Walden</i> gets the indie film treatment in <i>Walden: Life In the Woods</i>. In this exclusive …

4 Productivity Hacks for Entrepreneurs

Many entrepreneurs try to do more than they should.<p><i>By Colin McGuire, CEO of Boomn.</i><p>Being a successful entrepreneur means clocking long, dedicated hours. But, as Henry David Thoreau is thought to have said, "It's not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?" When …

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7 Motivational Quotes to Memorize Before The Big Exam

01<p>of 07<p>Motivational Quote 1: Thomas Edison<p>Ever sat there with butterflies flitting around in your stomach before the big test? You're unsure of …

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Typologies of Silence

<i>This Sharp End first appeared in</i> Alpinist 55<i>—Autumn 2016.</i><p>An 1805 map of the Yellowstone River, which historian James P. Ronda writes, was based off …

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Scheduling Just 15 Minutes of “Personal Development Time” Into Your Calendar Can Change Your Life

Successful people don’t grow by accident, they grow by design.<p>When you schedule personal development time on purpose, you are making time to design …

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13 Motivational Money Quotes to Help You Rock Your Money

We talk a lot about money here on Frugal Rules. I’m not afraid to admit that I love money, but really what I love is the opportunities that money …

Motivation

16 Unforgettable Quotes on Success you Must Remember

1. In the first six to twelve months of a war with the United States and Great Britain I will run wild and win victory upon victory. But then, if the …

American Philosophy

The Swamp Lover

An excerpt from Thoreau’s May 1862 article “Walking”<p>A number of writings by Henry David Thoreau appeared in <i>The Atlantic</i> in its early years. The month after his death from tuberculosis in May 1862, the magazine published “Walking,” which extols the virtues of “sauntering through the woods and over …

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Peek inside Walden Pond's much-needed new visitor center

The new Walden Pond Visitor Center acknowledges what environmentalists have long known: The lake left by the last ice age and ardently associated …

Architecture

What's the Value of a Writer's Notebook?

A <i>writer's notebook</i> is a record of impressions, observations, and ideas that may eventually serve as the basis for more formal writings, such as …

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Pencil Prompt: #2 Infinity and Beyond

Raise your hand if you know what a #2 pencil is.<p>Great - now, do you know the difference between a #1 and a #2? How about a #3? Do you know their …

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If You Lead A Busy Life You Should Spend More Time Alone, Away From the Noise

Ezra Klein, journalist and author Ta-Nehisi Coates argued that serious thinkers and writers should get off Twitter. It wasn’t a critique of the …

American Philosophy

If Photographers Want To Be An Artist...

I've been studying this for a long time and I've finally figured something out. The reason that so many photographers simply copy the style of the …

Vincent Van Gogh

What Gandhi's reading list can tell you about India's last Mahatma

OPEN TO OPINION<p>His work was a harvest of his readings.<p>ART & CULTURE<p>| 5-minute read | 01-10-2017<p>Shaswat Panda @ShaswatPanda11<p>Total Shares<p>Mahatma …

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Henry David Thoreau as prophet, naturalist, and stealth comedian

Discussed in this essay:<p><i>Henry David Thoreau: A Life,</i> by Laura Dassow Walls. The University of Chicago Press. 640 pages. $35.<p>Given his role as the …

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Take A Walk On Emerson And Thoreau's Wild Side In 'Nature,' A Walking Play

Support the news<p>What’s your relationship to nature?<p>Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau wrestled mightily with that question while wandering …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

A unique perspective on the Armenian genocide

<b>HISTORY LESSON</b> The Armenian Museum of America presents the exhibition “Scars of Silence” through Jan. 27. Curated by Jennifer Liston Munson, the …

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The Ticket: What’s happening in the arts world

MUSIC<p>Rock & Pop<p><b>BRUNO MARS</b> This charismatic, extroverted singer-songwriter-everything-elser has only been a presence in pop since 2010, but in that …

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22 Time Management Quotes to Inspire You to Achieve Your Goals

Make the most of the time you have.<p>Time is the one thing in life that you can never get back. Once it's gone, it's gone forever.<p>In today's fast-paced world, even though it seems like we're working 24/7, are we really making the best use of our time? Use these 22 quotes to help inspire you to …

Time Management

Calling Today's Transcendentalists: There's A Map Of Thoreau's Concord

Support the news<p>Henry David Thoreau said he went to the woods because, among other things, he "wished to live deliberately, to front only the …

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All Things Shining: An Oral History of the Films of Terrence Malick

New interviews and format from the writer and editor of One Big Soul: The Terrence Malick Community, <b>Paul A Maher Jr</b>! From #TerrenceMalick’s career …

Terrence Malick

Henry David Thoreau's Lifework Is Returning Home to Concord

Henry David Thoreau’s Lifework Is Returning Home to Concord<p>For the bicentennial of his birth, the Concord Museum created a one-of-a-kind …

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Brevity is the soul of wit, but 280 characters on Twitter would sure come in handy

That’s one small step for a tweet, one giant leap for the Twittersphere.<p>Chief executive Jack Dorsey announced today that his microblogging site would begin letting some users post tweets up to 280 characters long — double the current limit of 140 characters.<p>That might still sound awfully cramped, …

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