“Most men, even in this comparatively free country, through mere ignorance and mistake, are so occupied with the factitious cares and superfluously coarse labors of life that its finer fruits cannot be plucked by them. . . . Some, not wise, go to the other side of the globe, to barbarous and unhealthy regions, devote themselves to trade for ten or twenty years, in order that they may live—that is, keep comfortably warm—and die in New England at last.” —H.D. Thoreau, Walden, “Economy,” 1854.
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SOURCES (Ep. 3):
- Walden; or, Life in the Woods, by H.D. Thoreau (1854) ;
- The journals of Henry David Thoreau (1837-1861): bit.ly/36Lxavm ;
- “Ktaadn,” by H.D. Thoreau (1848): bit.ly/2CSXvga ;
- The Maine Woods, by H.D. Thoreau (posthumously, 1862): bit.ly/3icJ5HO ;
- “Early Retirement Extreme” by J.L. Fisker (2010): amzn.to/2ZpEZn2 ;
- Ben Gaddes: appalachianben.tumblr.com, bengaddes.com, & bit.ly/2ZA4CBZ ;
- Henry David Thoreau: A Life, by Laura Dassow Walls (2018): amzn.to/2B22qdw ;
- An excerpt from "On Trails" by Robert Moor (2016), on Thoreau and Katahdin: bit.ly/3gbBibC ;
- “What Happened to the Thoreau Spring Plaque [on Katahdin]?” by Howard R. Whitcomb (2015): bit.ly/31u79jq .