Tag: Thoreau


The Noble Peasantry: Reimagining Class

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"If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself."

—Henry David Thoreau

Though not fantastic in itself—far from it—a clear division of class into the land-owning nobility and the land-tending peasantry is a near-ubiquitous trope of …

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A More Perfect Union

"But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government. Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining …

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Framing and sheathing complete

Framing and sheathing completed - ready to wrap 'n' roof!

I've spent the last month working on the house approximately full time, and at this point am ready to weatherproof it: Housewrap on the walls, tar paper on the roof, and finally, the steel roofing. I originally hoped to reach this point before Christmas, but of course everything takes far …

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