Thoreau’s Lake: Walden Pond

Walden Pond in autumn

The picturesque beauty of a lake is well-documented throughout history. Humankind has always been charmed by ponds and other bodies of water, with these secluded pools often holding a special appeal. How did they get here? Where is the water from? While these questions are universal, some are less applicable. For example: what makes Walden […]

How a Book is Printed

Even with the rise of e-readers, it’s hard to deny the appeal of a good hardcover book. The smell of the paper, the sound of the spine first being cracked, and the tangible weight in your hands all contribute to why it’s such a visceral experience. And a lot goes into printing and manufacturing that […]