Tag Archives: Henry Miller

Walden Pond Intimations: The Time for Civil Disobedience Has Come


“There will never be a really free and enlightened State,” Thoreau wrote, “until the State comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly.” Thoreau asks for a State that is “just to all men” and “to treat the individual with respect as a neighbor.”
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Why You Should Go See Dorothea Lange at the Oakland Museum…


Thanks to an invitation from our dear friends, Ken and Melanie Light (Ken Light is a well-known photographer who was greatly impacted by Depression photographer Dorothea Lange– and, for the record: his work on the Central Valley is also part … Continue reading

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April 15th: Managing Time… and Books


We woke up to glorious sunshine this morning and while a nuclear confrontation seems to be looming on the Korean peninsula, or god knows, the West Coast, one has to switch off sometimes, and that’s what I’ve been trying to … Continue reading

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B is for Big Sur (and Henry Miller)


Henry Miller mentioned the peace, the quiet and the fog rolling in and out over the velvety hills and blessed it, for here, Miller argued, man could hide from all of the world’s ugliness and experience the serene security created … Continue reading

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