Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams. – Henry David Thoreau Years ago, a new acquaintance was describing a small, thoughtless slight from some other friends. Rather than insisting it was no big deal, or going on and on about it in an outrage, she summarized […]
Youth gets together his materials to build a bridge to the moon… and at length the middle-aged man concludes to build a woodshed with them. – Henry David Thoreau I’ve always had a fraught relationship with Thoreau, who seemed to require harsh critique and dismissal in his writing before finding glimmers of hope and […]
All good things are wild and free. – Henry David Thoreau, “Walking” Photo from Sabi Sands reserve, South Africa, 2016.
Our inspiration today comes from New England neighbor, Henry David Thoreau. Though Thoreau and I had a fraught relationship during Mr. Leininger’s 11th grade English class, we’re now great friends. We have become the tools of our tools. It’s a big season for tools, from hedge clippers to algorithms. For a moment today, let’s […]