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Quote of the Day

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In light (or lack of it) of today’s weather – the kind of weather that makes you wonder why you woke up in the first place – perhaps heed the advice below from Henry David Thoreau’s great essay on disobedience to an unjust state, Civil Disobedience. Although “Thoreau wrote this classic essay to advocate public resistance to the laws and acts of government that he considered unjust,” I may just take it literally today. You know, go for a walk in this crapstain weather and, you know, think about being cold and hungry. And most definitely weary. Then probably go home and, you know, warm up and have a bite to eat.

Mmm…deep thoughts…

“Take long walks in stormy weather or through deep snows in the fields and woods, if you would keep your spirits up. Deal with brute nature. Be cold and hungry and weary.”

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