Life of Desperation

Henry David Thoreau famously stated in Walden that “the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.”  He thinks misplaced value is the cause: We feel a void in our lives, and we attempt to fill it with things like money, possessions, and accolades.  We think these things will make us happy.  When they don’t, we just seek more of them.

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Adventures of Huckleberry FInn

by By Mark Twain - Narrated by Mac McClain

This book was read by Mac McClain, long time Language Arts teacher at Joliet West High School, Illinois in 1990 as a gift to my then 12 year old son, Sean.