The Quieter Life

By |2018-09-22T22:58:19-05:00September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Happiness, Henry David Thoreau, Modernity|Tags: , , |

To know what I was like as a teenager in the eighties, you should know this: at a time when most boys’ heroes were sports figures, mine was an antisocial weirdo who had been dead for 125 years. I first encountered Henry David Thoreau when Mrs. Meyer, my eighth-grade English teacher, assigned us his essay [...]