Tag Archives: Henry David Thoreau

Love & Boredom — “We were bored and didn’t have anything to do,

so we decided to kill somebody.” From a week and a half ago— . . No doubt about it, we’re living in troubled times.  When boredom leads three teens (three likely already troubled teens) to randomly shoot another young human … Continue reading

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Thoreau on Love

Love is a severe critic.  Hate (as well as self-centeredness and self-interest) can pardon more than love.  The heart is blind; but Love is not blind.  None of the gods is so discriminating.  We may love and not elevate one … Continue reading

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