The Dog Days of August

August 1st, 2010

By Tom Carter Proving that August weather has ever been unpleasant, this August 1, 1856 observation quoted at The Blog of Henry David Thoreau: Since July 30th, inclusive, we have had perfect dog-days without interruption. The earth has suddenly [become] invested with a thick musty mist. The sky has become a mere fungus. A thick […]


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Thoreau on Clergymen

March 15th, 2009

The Blog of Henry David Thoreau is a nice place to go now and then.  It’s refreshing to read his thoughts, realizing how little some things change.   Here’s an observation from his Civil Disobedience as valid today as it was in his time:  “The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been […]


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Thoreau’s Journal

January 25th, 2009

There’s a great site called The Blog of Henry David Thoreau. It’s nice to go there now and then to read Thoreau’s thoughts for a given day from his journal.


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