Journeys of Simplicity: Traveling Light with Thomas Merton, Bashō, Edward Abbey, Annie Dillard and Others

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SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2007 - Simplicity - 144 pages
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Where do our journeys take us?

What do we leave behind?

What do we carry with us?

How do we find our way?

You are invited to consider a more graceful way of traveling through life. With arresting clarity, Journeys of Simplicity offers vignettes of forty travelers and the few, ordinary things they carried with them-from place to place, from day to day, from birth to death.

Edward Abbey - Nellie Bly - Raymond Carver - Dorothy Day - Marcel Duchamp - Dolores Garcia - Emma "Grandma" Gatewood - Mohandas Gandhi - Peter Matthiessen - William Least Heat Moon - John Muir - Robert Pirsig - Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton - Henry David Thoreau - Father Zossima - and others


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User Review  - TeresaLuneau - LibraryThing

I had no idea what a treasure I would be getting when I ordered this little book. It is so much more than a book about travel or simplifying one’s life or any of the other trendy topics on the best ... Read full review

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User Review  - jolyonpatten - LibraryThing

One of my desert island books. Lovely pieces from all over the place, including Thomas Merton and Raymond Carver as standouts (for me). Much to learn. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

Philip Harnden was the publisher of The Other Side, a magazine of spirituality and social action, for a dozen years. A Quaker, he has written on subjects as diverse as the land rights of Native Americans and the spiritual life of Fritz Eichenberg. A former correspondent for Religion News Service, Harnden has also been a commentator on North Country Public Radio. He lives in northern New York State, not far from the Canadian border.

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