Hank Thoreau

He is listed as an author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, tax resister, and transcendentalist. Henry David Thoreau (pronounced in his time as thorough or THOR-oh) was born in Concord, Massachusetts in 1817.  I have written about him here before and I am a big admirer of Walden; or, A Life in the Woods. But his life … Continue reading Hank Thoreau

An Amble with Thoreau

“A traveler! I love this title. A traveler is to be reverenced as such.His profession is the best symbol of our life.Going from ___ toward ___; it is the history of every one of us.” Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday is this year. I have never quite felt comfortable with the idea of marking birthdays … Continue reading An Amble with Thoreau


“By my intimacy with nature, I find myself withdrawn from man. My interest in the sun and the moon, in the morning and the evening, compels me to solitude.” – Henry David Thoreau I came upon a collection of poems titled “Poems about Loneliness and Solitude.” My first thought was that they shouldn’t be combined … Continue reading Solitude