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

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SkyLight Paths Publishing, 2007 - Literary Collections - 112 pages

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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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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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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