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Happy Warrior

Noisy Desperation

by Heather Wilhelm

Beware, America: Hillary Clinton is officially out of the woods.

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” That’s not our friend Hillary, of course, who has grown notorious for her post-election Chappaqua woodland hikes. It is Henry David Thoreau, whose ponderous Walden, published in 1854, went on to inspire thousands of future writers to cook up excuses to jaunt off to some supposedly mystical, deep-thought-inspiring wilderness cabin when they really just wanted some time off and a few rounds of s’mores.

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