1. Dennis on August 2, 2018 at 8:05 am

    Hi Maury

    For a high school English project I wrote a report on “Walden Pond”. Since Thoreau and Emerson were friends, I also looked a little bit into the latter’s writings. From the little that I saw, I liked Emerson more than Thoreau (who just seemed kind of weird).
    Anyway, thinking about Emerson again has vaguely reminded me of a couple of recollections: he was a strong abolitionist and he railed against institutionalized religion. I had to go back to get a quote of his. “Reliance on institutionalized religion hinders the ability to grow mentally as an individual.”
    Given your recent writings I can understand why you embrace his viewpoints.

    • Maury Robertson on August 2, 2018 at 1:22 pm

      Leave it to you, Dennis, to uncover “the rest of the story.” You’re right. I find inspiration in Emerson’s courage to break from the herd. I also like his writing better than Thoreau’s. But there are some great nuggets in “Walden.” My sister is the other way around. She likes Thoreau better. Go figure!

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