Henry David Thoreau

Fox Mill, St. Charles, Illinois - July 2018

Fox Mill is a single family home neighborhood<p><b>Fox Mill</b>, St. Charles, Illinois - July 2018<p>Fox Mill is a single family home neighborhood built in the …

Real Estate

Balzac and Paris. Faulkner and Mississippi. Thoreau and Walden Pond. Solzhenitsyn and ... Vermont? How the Russian novelist made rural New England his home

Balzac and Paris. Faulkner and Mississippi. Thoreau and Walden Pond. Solzhenitsyn and ... Vermont? How the Russian novelist made rural New England …


The Best Notes Atlas Obscura Readers Found in Used Books

From painful spoilers to such trenchant criticism as “P.S. This book blows!”<p>One of the great truths in life is that used books are awesome. And one …


Slavery Did Not Make America Rich

In his second inaugural, Abraham Lincoln declared that "if God wills that [the Civil War] continue until all the wealth piled by the bondsman's 250 …

Black History

Where the Cranes Are in America - The Big Picture

This is an interesting data point:<p>Seattle: 65 (1st for 3rd year in a row)<br>Chicago: 40<br>Los Angeles: 36<br>Portland: 30<br>Denver: 28<br>San Francisco: 26<br>DC: 27<br>New …

Real Estate

10 Thursday AM Reads - The Big Picture

My morning train reads:<p>• Netflix was the great disruptor. Will it now be disrupted?(Washington Post)<br>• The Most Important Number in Finance Is Going …

American Philosophy

12 New Moons of Jupiter Discovered - The Big Picture

American Philosophy

Bloomberg Radio's Masters in Business, 4th Anniversary - The Big Picture

Four years ago this week, the first Masters in Business podcast broadcast.<p>It is hard for me to grok what this has become. The original concept was …

Bloomberg L.P.

12 of the Best Quotes About Autumn

We've waxed poetic about all the reasons we love fall here at <i>T&C</i>. Twelve of our favorite poets and authors share their love of the season.


5 Things To Do At The Tewksbury Library On Wednesday, July 18

An Evening with Henry David Thoreau; Musical Bingo For Teens; Crafts For Adults; STEM Activities For Young Kids; & Alien Scavenger Hunt<p>Below are 5 …


Petrak: Sometimes a lake view is needed — and possible — in the suburbs

There was a day, not that long ago, when I was overloading on stress and I had to get away from land to rest and recharge, even if only for a few minutes.<p>An oceanfront chair was out of the question. For that matter, so was a walk along Lake Michigan.<p>I had less than an hour to settle my soul …

Lake Michigan

U.S. Weapons Exports, 1950 to 2017 - The Big Picture

U.S. weapons exports from 1950 to 2017. Data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute’s Arms Transfers Database. Units are expressed …


Our Day Trip Guide to Concord

Where you can retrace the steps of Revolutionary War soldiers and literary greats.<p>By ·<p><i>We all need a break from city life sometimes, if even just for</i> …

New England

Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Fourth Annual “SAAM Arcade” Links Art and Video Games

<i>[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]</i><p>June 28, …

Game Development

Review: 'Blood & Ivy: The 1849 Murder That Scandalized Harvard,' by Paul Collins

NONFICTION: “Blood & Ivy” tells the story of the gruesome 1849 killing of a wealthy doctor.


Want to Fight Climate Change? Start by Carefully Watching Your Own Backyard.

Phenology, not to be mistaken with phrenology, is a delightful and challenging way to fight climate change from home.<p>Another summer; another season …

Tech Trends

Slog AM: Mental Health Is Another Hurdle For Asylum Seekers In Washington, It's Too Hot, And Elon Musk Is Terrible

France wins, Putin bids adieu to World Cup with Trump summit, San Antonio and the Missing Plutonium by Nathalie GrahamWe tolerated the tunnels you …


Canadian History Roundup – Week of July 8, 2018

British Columbia – The Vacation Land That Has Everything. Morris Norman Collection. c. 1947. Credit: Library and Archives Canada, Acc. No. …


The magical thinking of Donald Trump

Jeff Nash, in his recent column "Why we can't agree," makes an excellent point when he asserts that the role of universities as dispensers of …

Natural Gas

Rot and Rehabilitation in the American Penal System

<b>“The Mars Room”</b><br>Purchase in the Truthdig Bazaar<b>“The Mars Room”</b><i>A book</i><b> by Rachel Kushner</b> What does it mean to “get tough on crime”? If the answer is …

Liberal View

20+ Writing Strategies (That Helped Bestselling Authors Finish Their Books)

90% of the world’s population wants to write a book — and you’re one of them. Great. Now how exactly are you going to do it? From idea generation to …

Creative Writing

The Need for Eternal Vigilance: From Thoreau’s Manhattan to Ours

Surely Henry David Thoreau was the most incongruous pedestrian who ever trod lower Broadway. In the fall of 1843, Thoreau had come to Staten Island to serve as tutor to the children of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s brother William. He was still a year and a half away from his radical remove from Con­cord …


Never Stop Looking into Nature - Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)<p>On July 12, 1817, philosopher and author <b>Henry David Thoreau</b> was born. He is probably best known today for his book</i> …


Why I Got Arrested This Summer (And You Should, Too)

In his famous essay “On Civil Disobedience,” Henry David Thoreau explained why he went to jail in 1846. He said he refused to pay taxes to a …

Liberal View

The Daily Chimp for Friday, 13 July 2018

<b>The Daily Chimp for Friday, 13 July 2018</b><p>The 25 most recent front page posts<p><b>Jeff Tiedrich</b> | <b>PLEASE HELP: We are thousands of dollars short of our</b> …

Liberal View

'The Road to Walden' Review: Peripatetic Ponderings

In 1854 Henry David Thoreau went to an estate auction after the death of a local deacon and found among the procession of dusty trinkets and worn household effects the segmented body of a dried tapeworm. For Thoreau, this desiccated parasite, waiting for the auction block, became a perfect emblem …


MILESTONES: July 12, birthdays for Malala Yousafzai, Brock Lesnar, Michelle Rodriguez | Brooklyn Daily Eagle

Greetings, Brooklyn. Today is the 193rd day of the year.<p>On this day in 1909, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle reported, “With the locomotive of a train close …


ART SEEN: Housing takes centre stage in four Metro Vancouver exhibitions

The latest statistics show that it now takes 88 per cent of household income to pay for a mortgage, property taxes and utilities in Metro Vancouver. …

New Westminster

Thursday Bird Droppings: Where the Orioles are close to 40 games out

Hello, friends.<p>Another day has dawned where the Orioles are in last place in the American League East. The Orioles are now 38.5 games behind the …


Thought for the day, July 12, 2018

Henry David Thoreau, American essayist, philosopher and poet<p>“Have no mean hours, but be grateful for every hour, and accept what it brings. The …

American Philosophy