Firstly, my last name is Walden, hence the Ponderings.
Secondly, what is Walden Ponderings in a nutshell? My thoughts on writing, reading, traveling, and good beer. “Pick a theme,” they said, “you can only choose one,” they said. Well, I can’t, and I won’t. Instead, within these posts you’ll find a mélange of travel logs, book reviews, life ponderings, and the occasional shout-out to a delicious beer I tried. Eventually, the plan is to serially publish my works of fiction (a-la Charles Dicken, but online). First I must figure out the puzzle that is overcoming paralyzing perfectionism, and further develop my writing craft. Until then, there are many ponderings to be had! I hope some of them stoke the flames of interesting thought, or at the very least, inspire a chuckle or two.
Lastly, this blog, my ponderings, my life is deeply inspired by these magical words:
By hook or by crook, I hope that you will possess yourselves of money enough to travel and to idle, to contemplate the future or the past of the world, to dream over books and loiter at street corners and let the line of thought dip deep into the stream.
– Virginia Woolf