Kurt Bell

A life of courage, joy and independence.

Empty hands

I’ve declined to a place where my poverty is secure from fortune. I’ve so little of real worth that my desire for more is fully satiated. I owe no mortgage … Continue reading

March 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Why I don’t read books

I just happened upon this wonderful poem by Henry David Thoreau. I feel the same way and would rather ramble in the rain than partake of books. Like Thoreau I’ll … Continue reading

January 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Discovering Henry David Thoreau

Click here to learn more about Henry David Thoreau. The Path of Wildness is easy to find The course of a stream Leaves blown in the wind A beast’s track … Continue reading

December 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Perseverance through adversity

I wrote the following for a friend who is struggling a little with his art. I thought I’d share the message here for others who might be facing similar challenges. … Continue reading

December 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

Wildness – softypapa

“in wildness is the preservation of the world” -H.D. Thoreau. The Path of Wildness is easy to find The course of a stream The fall of a boulder down a … Continue reading

April 19, 2011 · Leave a comment
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