Monday, 12 March 2007


The chivalric and heroic spirit which once belonged to the Rider seems now to reside in, or perchance to have subsided into, the Walker,—not the Knight, but Walker, Errant. He is a sort of fourth estate, outside of Church and State and People.

Whilst looking for his essay "Walking", I found this gem on the WGBH website. A 41 minute video programme with Richard Smith as Thoreau, including readings from "Walking". I love the Internet!

Kettle's boiled, off to get my medicine.

Oh, if you want a cross-over, "The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson Podcast" can be found, free, at


Geoff said...

Sally in Norfolk sent me the link to your blog. Thought you might be interested in
after looking at your post.

AktoMan said...

That's great, Geoff. Thanks, and please thank Sally-in-Norfolk too.

I'll add it to the blog-roll and read it too, and forward it to some folk...hi Doreen :)