The Revolutionary Vision of Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Winter” – Louisa May Alcott
“Lessons from Walden: Thoreau & the Crisis of American Democracy” w/ Robert Pepperman Taylor
This Guy Rambles Around Concord — I Like It!
The Danish tradition we all need now
In Denmark, the Nordic concept of friluftsliv – or unwinding in the outdoors – includes troll hunts, shoreline biking and stargazing in Scandinavia’s first International Dark Sky Park. (BBC)
I really hope this troll hunting thing is catch and release.
ALL Things Are Current Found
ALL things are current found
On earthly ground,
Spirits and elements
Have their descents.
Night and day, year on year,
High and low, far and near,
These are our own aspects,
These are our own regrets.
Ye gods of the shore,
Who abide evermore,
I see you far headland,
Stretching on either hand;
I hear the sweet evening sounds
From your undecaying grounds;
Cheat me no more with time,
Take me to your clime.
Louisa May Alcott – The Final Years
Oh wow! How getting more awe can improve your life – and even make you a nicer person
The message is clear: regular doses of awe may be vital to our wellbeing and make us nicer people. But these discoveries come at a time when society is becoming less awe-friendly. (The Guardian)