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Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the only daily column contemplating Walden.

We came across the following quotation and thought we’d share it with you. What struck us was not so much the content of the quote, but that the author’s concern, though it sounds contemporary, was uttered more than 140 years ago. Anyway, Henry David Thoreau wrote:

“If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.”

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We’re out loafing …

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