A lousy photo of Walden Pond.

“You must love the crust of the earth on which you dwell more than the sweet crust of any bread or cake; you must be able to extract nutriment out of a sand heap.” HDT

A troubling sign that I found in the woods near an abandoned cabin site. The last line is particularly disturbing. “When I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” Whoever wrote this was obviously worried about zombies.

The self-aware Walden Pond gift shop, perfect place to get your HDT schwag. I especially enjoyed the ironic wall quotes and t-shirts that said, “Simplify.”

I was in Boston so my wife could run the marathon. Here I learned why the Boston subway is called the T. . . It’s because of T.J. Maxx.

I didn’t run the Boston Marathon, but I did attend the expo, so almost the same thing. I really liked these mannequins, running above the shoppers. Although they didn’t show up on the leaderboard, I think they were the big winners.

A steakhouse moved into Boston’s Old City Hall. . .

“Early to bed, early to rise, and a sirloin steak, make a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. . . “

Tour guide at the Granary Burial Grounds talks about taxation without representation, tea parties, saber-rattling, and foreign despots. Luckily we don’t have to worry about these problems today.