“The Swedish principle and right to wander freely – even over private property – and glory in the solitude and perfect stillness” of land. Thats sick. I know in Maine they have a similar law, where even if a river or stream goes through private property, you can still use it.
Haven’t posted in a while. Not dead.
Anyways, I thought I’d relay a quote or two I’ve encountered in my school readings.
These particular quotes come from books I’m reading in my American Studies 240 class ‘Midwest and the American Imagination’. If you are even more curious, you can check out my AMST 240 Syllabus (Microsoft Word Document).
The habitual weakness of the American people is to assume that they have made themselves great, whereas their greatness has been in large measure thrust upon them by a bountiful providence which has given them forests, mines, fertile soil, and a variety of climate to enable them to sustain themselves in plenty…
-Isaac Stephenson, 19th century Wisconsin lumberman
The men can find assistance in field labor, and recreation with the gun and fishing rod. Their bodily strength is greater, and enables them to bear and enjoy both these forms of life.
Returning, the gay flotilla hailed the little flag which the children had raised from a log cabin, prettier than any president ever saw, and drank the health of their country and all mankind, with a clear conscience.
-Margaret Fuller, Summer on the Lakes
Haven’t posted recently, so I thought I’d get back to basics – photography. Here’s some recent stuff. This gives you a hint of what’s in the works.
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
– Calvin Coolidge