Archives For Thoreau

 

A Literary Perspective on Global Warming

A Brief Review of

Walden Warming: Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Woods

Richard Primack

Hardback: The University of Chicago Press, 2014
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Reviewed by Alicia Smock

 

This new book by Richard Primack reaches out to readers who are familiar with Henry David Thoreau’s Walden essay, as well as to those who are concerned about climate change. Being one who began college majoring in meteorology and having recently graduated from college in the field of literature, I was all too intrigued by Walden Warming and was very excited to read the book in its entirety.
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“My music is just about story telling. I don’t have much to say, and I’m not trying to change anyone’s mind. I’m just singing through conviction about what I love and what I care about, starting with the very small.
– Singer/Songwriter Sufjan Stevens,
born on this day in 1975

 
Poem of the Day:
The Summer Rain
by Henry David Thoreau
 

Kindle Ebook of the Day:
Fast Forward to Mission
by Alan Hirsch – FREE!!!
 
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The Wake Up Call – July 1, 2014

 

“True Kindness”
Henry David Thoreau

True kindness is a pure divine affinity,
Not founded upon human consanguinity.
It is a spirit, not a blood relation,
superior to family and station.

 

The Summer Rain
Henry David Thoreau

My books I’d fain cast off, I cannot read,
‘Twixt every page my thoughts go stray at large
Down in the meadow, where is richer feed,
And will not mind to hit their proper targe.
Plutarch was good, and so was Homer too,
Our Shakespeare’s life were rich to live again,
What Plutarch read, that was not good nor true,
Nor Shakespeare’s books, unless his books were men.

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OK… so once again, we’re a day behind on getting this podcast out…

This time we’re going to try splitting the podcast into two segments.  The first segment will be a news alamanac and the second will feature an excerpt from the audio archives of Doulos Christou Books.

Overview of Segment #1 – News Almanac

  • St. Patrick’s Breastplate
  • Two weeks of the Church’s History
  • New Books to Watch for
  • Upcoming Events (Including a very special announcement!)

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