Blogging with Hank

As long as we’re discussing my favorite quotes and writers, check on this link to The Blog of Henry David Thoreau. I love it! Can you imagine ole Hank hunkered down at Walden Pond uploading his blog via DSL? We can see Thoreau’s diary entries on the day of the year they were written (although not in true chronological order). Here’s a sample:

temporary vernal lakes
…Thoreau’s Journal: 03-May-1857

Up and down the town, men and boys that are under subjection are polishing their shoes and brushing their go-to-meeting clothes. I, a descendant of Northmen who worshipped Thor, spend my time worshipping neither Thor nor Christ; a descendant of Northmen who sacrificed men and horses, sacrifice neither men nor horses. I care not for Thor nor for the Jews. I sympathize not to-day with those who go to church in newest clothes and sit quietly in straight-backed pews. I sympathize rather with the boy who has none to look after him, who borrows a boat and a paddle and in common clothes sets out to explore these temporary vernal lakes. I meet such a boy paddling along under a sunny bank, with bare feet and his pants rolled up to his knees, ready to leap into the water at a moment’s warning. Better for him to read “Robinson Crusoe” than Baxter’s “Saints’ Rest.”

One thought on “Blogging with Hank

  1. Wow.Apparently I need to read Thoreau.And wonder why I always think of Walt Whitman when I hear the name of Thoreau.I hear I need Whitman too!


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