Free Walden

Yesterday (July 8, 2004) I took the Internet Bookmobile to Walden Pond in Concord, Mass. It was the 150th anniversary of H. D. Thoreau’s book “Walden.” The Thoreau Society had a dawn to dusk reading. After an hour of having readers print and take away free copies of “Walden,” I was asked by the Walden Pond Reservation police to pack up and leave and threatened with arrest. I left. The…

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What Corrupted Me

I’d try to peek through the gaps between his fingers, attempting to piece together images through the tiny trickles of light and color that broke through the gaps between his knuckles. But that didn’t work very well, so I’d have to use my imagination to fill in the blanks. And this is how I was corrupted, you see. Not because of the movies, exactly. But because I had to account…