Tuesday, November 3, 2009

The Final Nail

During the past couple weeks, I've been working on a long post which included a walk in Concord, Thoreau quotes, my review of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism, The Belief System that Enables Us to Eat Some Animals and Not Others (I met the author last weekend at the Boston Veggie Fest), comments on the reviews of the book on Amazon, and other things going on in my life.

It was probably going to be my last good post, maybe even one of the rare damn good ones by the time I got done. But the format has been getting messed up between sessions and yesterday Blogger and the library computer combined to send the whole thing into oblivion. So between that frustration and not being in a very creativity condusive place in my life at the moment anyway, I'm done posting, for at least a long indefinite period, quite possibly permanantly. I'll try to do some occasional housekeeping of links here and visit your blogs when I can.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your voice will be missed.

Allan Stellar said...

May you be blessed with your own computer soon, as I very much enjoy reading about your life and thoughts...

And I would very much like to read about that Concord walk. Your thoughts on Thoreau. Your insight. Your humor.

allan

Northland said...

Too bad that it didn't work out to complete your post. I also agree that I will miss reading about your Concord walk and book reviews. It was nice to have you posting quite frequently, but if you aren't in a good place for feeling those creative thoughts, as well as having to deal with Blogger's format on public computers... easy to understand not posting.

I was thinking of you as I read a Sy Montgomery book: Journey of the Pink Dolphins as well as a dog-lover book : The Hidden Life of Dogs -- I'm not done with either book but thought that you have probably read these and I wondered what your "review", in a few words would be of them?

I have been both absorbed and stressed by trying to complete house building projects and maintenance during what has been a wet and coolish fall, so have mostly not done a whole lot of anything other than try to get ready for winter.

Hope to hear from you in the future...

greentangle said...

I actually haven't read either of those books. Currently working on books by Gruchow and Hay, and looking forward to annotated edition of Maine Woods as well as a new collection from the journal by Thoreau, and a book called Dark Green Religion.

One thing that crossed my mind while hiking near Walden was that although I'm generally a solitary hiker, it would be fun to walk those trails with a group of my favorite bloggers/commenters--some identifying species, some discussing Thoreau works and life.

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Allan Stellar said...

Oops...used the wrong account.

I'd take that walk with you. Others have more talent for the identification of species. Aristotle's categories aren't my thing; I'm in Plato's camp.

My Thoreau knowledge is quite limited (I'd benefit from listening to you on that one).

I'd bring the wine and discuss Ed Abbey.

Sonya said...

I'd like to hear your thoughts on Thoreau and Concord, too. I just started reading the book, "American Bloomsbury," and while it so far hasn't told me anything I didn't already know about HDT, it's nice to read more background info about Emerson and the Alcotts and Margaret Fuller and everyone else in or around Concord in the mid 19th century, who I don't necessarily know that much about.

I'm sorry you lost your post. Next time try composing it in gmail or some other e-mail program that will allow you to save drafts. I've lost things with blogger, but not with gmail (which doesn't make a lot of sense, since they are both owned by google, but there it is.)

greentangle said...

That book isn't very highly thought of by real historians of the period (I haven't read it, but you can find a lot of pans on Amazon) so you probably should take what it says with a grain of salt. Thanks for the gmail tip, Sonya.

Can Abbey be discussed over wine? Seems more like a beer or hard stuff conversation. All of course would be taboo for Henry.

Allan Stellar said...

Yes, Abbey can be discussed with wine. He makes multiple references to drinking wine. In an essay in "one life at a time" he brings a bottle of wine down to a beach outside of San Francisco--only to discover a couple of fellahs enjoying themselves in a carnal fashion. He also makes a reference to drinking a bottle of wine on the edge of the Grand Canyon. I can remember references to wine, beer and Jim Beam. All of which are acceptable to me. :)