Tuesday, September 8, 2009

From the godmachine

Perhaps this is a result of the lenght of my unemployment and my looming penury, but I am taking a break from Napoleon and James Bond to re-read Walden free on the godmachine. I remembered Thoreau's aescetic lifestyle, but forgot his motivation in heading into the forest. Unable to tenure gainful employment in the town after a stint as a journalist for a small publication he goes to Walden for purely temporal reasons. "To transact business with the fewest obstacles", in his own words.

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