Tag Archives: Thoreau

On rereading ‘Walden’ and the seasons of life

Midway through my vacation last week, I opened Thoreau’s “Walden,” the same paperback edition I first read in ninth-grade English class. I still have all of my old notes. (How neat my handwriting was back then!) I remember Mrs. Smith … Continue reading

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6 lessons from the journey, one year in

I spent this past weekend at Richmond Hill on a church retreat. Richmond Hill has an interesting history that lends itself to reflection and solitude. It was originally a convent for an order of nuns who prayed for reconciliation after … Continue reading

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It’s the economy, stupid

For much of my career in Washington, I’ve paid close attention to economic indicators and financial markets, something I always found ironic given that I have a master’s degree in English and won an academic prize in graduate school for … Continue reading

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Extreme career makeover

Or why “I went to the woods” This is my first post on my first personal blog, and I have to admit I’m a bit intimidated. I have written professionally for over 30 years as a reporter, editor, public relations … Continue reading

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