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Hey fellow simplifiers,
I recently started teaching a course at Melbourne Uni on Consumerism and Sustainability – and you might be pleased to know that I’m finding lots of time to discuss the importance of living simply as a response to the various social and ecological problems the world faces today. If any of you are interested, I’ve posted a free audio lecture and e-book on the great Henry David Thoreau, here: http://www.simplicitycollective.com
Thanks very much for the link. I will definitely have a listen.
(Who has placed a rock on the pile at Walden Pond.)
Thanks Linda. It’s a dream of mine to travel to Walden Pond one day, and perhaps lay a rock upon his foundations too. I’d like to get there early are watch the Sun rise over the pond. If I were brave enough, an early swim would be good too – provided it weren’t Winter. And then a good saunter. 🙂
When you get there take a rock with you as virtually all the rocks around Walden Pond are now on the pile! I was there in April and there was snow still about but one brave person was swimming. I did the sauntering thing. It’s a beautiful spot.
s.alexander post=320098 wrote: Thanks Linda. It’s a dream of mine to travel to Walden Pond one day,
Does that not kind of go against the Philosophy of Thoreau himself ? I mean he had no interest in travel ? and it seems a little strange to do something that is kind of the antithesis of simple living, travelling such a huge distance. Just curious (yes, I have read a few of his works) Nearly every time I wander through the woods locally I think of him.
I said it was a dream of mine, that I’d like to go, not that I had plans to go. You are a right, however, Thoreau would was localist to the core, although he travelled beyond the U.S. himself.
I’ve visited Walden Pond [when I was 10 mind you], such a beautiful place, quite peaceful even with the multitudes of people there!
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