Many Men Go Fishing

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that is is not fish they are after.” Henry David Thoreau While there is some debate about the exact phrasing and origin of the quote, it is most often attributed to Henry David Thoreau, the American essayist, poet, and philosopher.  Regardless of its origin, it …

Wildness

Nearly 200 years ago, Henry David Thoreau wrote, “In wildness is the preservation of the world.”  In his essay “Walking,” Thoreau encourages people to be ‘wild,’ which he likens to ‘absolute freedom’ in contrast to ‘limited freedom,’ which we all experience 24/7 in civil culture.  My longtime and perennial friend Dwight and I experienced ‘wildness’ …

And Still They Come…

When my friend first suggested that each of us ‘needs a break,’ I blew him off.  He’s right – as he usually is – but each of us has so many things to do that effect so many people.  Still, the more he talked about it, the more I felt like it would be good …