Hawthorne’s Observation of Thoreau

From Nathaniel Hawthorne’s journal, published as American Notebooks (1835-42): September 1, 1842. Mr. Thoreau dined with us yesterday…. He is a keen and delicate observer of nature–a genuine observer–which, I suspect, is almost as rare a character as even an original poet; and Nature, in return for his love, seems to adopt him as her… Continue reading Hawthorne’s Observation of Thoreau

The Daily: Right of the Dot

Today, I learned that the lords of the internet will be approving for sale new top-level domain names. For example, the following are common top-level domain names currently permitted: .com, .net, .org, .biz. Many of us are accustomed to the dot-com boom (and bust) and the colloquialized terms and references relating thereto. What the introduction… Continue reading The Daily: Right of the Dot