Tag Archives: Henry David Thoreau

Humility and Mastery

Last evening I had the pleasure of attending a wonderful surprise 60th birthday party hosted by friends of mine in honor of a man who is deeply loved and respected by his friends and whose life has been shaped by … Continue reading

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Branches and Roots

Every once in a while you hear of unusually creative friendships. Such friendships have the dual effect on my consciousness of restoring my faith in humanity and sparking my imagination relative to our collective future. I stumbled across a lovely … Continue reading

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The Inclination of Expectation

March is the Month of Expectation by Emily Dickinson March is the Month of Expectation. The things we do not know – The Persons of prognostication Are coming now – We try to show becoming firmness – But pompous Joy … Continue reading

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Simplify, simplify.

“Our life is frittered away by detail…simplify, simplify.” ~ Henry David Thoreau I had an impromptu meeting the other day that brought to my attention the importance of simplification. The fellow I was meeting with and I were discussing how … Continue reading

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The Struggles of Man

“Religion, Society, and Nature—these are the three struggles of man.” ~ Victor Hugo If all the human activity undertaken in the course of a day, month or year were put in a pot still and reduced to its fractions, there … Continue reading

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Improve the Silence

“Do not speak unless you can improve the silence.” I’ve often wondered what Twitter feed, the blogosphere and Facebook would look like were there to be a filter that removed any content that did not improve the silence. Take Twitter, … Continue reading

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