Category Archives: Thoreau

writers: walkers

    In a previous post of mine   “on walking (and exercise)” https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/09/26/on-walking-and-exercise/   I wrote that “walking, as is well known, is conducive to thinking and creativity, which is why so many writers and intellectuals have always been walkers.” … Continue reading

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Thoreau’s last journal

      From age 20 on, Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862) copiously kept a journal in which he recorded his observations about nature and his thoughts. The journal provided the grist for some of his finest writings. The following is … Continue reading

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Thoreau on walking

          Henry David Thoreau, ‘Walking’ – The Atlantic Monthly, June 1862     I just returned from a morning “ramble” of around two and a half hours. I woke up feeling woolly-headed and like I needed … Continue reading

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