Today we talked about Henry David Thoreau.  (A guy with whom someone should have had one fewer discussion about philosophy, and one additional discussion about how not to style a beard.)

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Thoreau is best known for his book Walden, a reflection upon living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience".  He renounced his Unitarian upbringing, but he is our kind of rebel.  He was a lifelong abolitionist, delivering lectures that attacked the Fugitive Slave Law, also, he was a bit of a nut, an anarchist in fact.  For all these reasons, we Unitarian Universalists claim him.  This is the 200th anniversary of his birth in 1817.  
...One more thing, the father of our own Owen Thomas was a Thoreau scholar who wrote a book about our guy, Henry David Thoreau.

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