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Captain of a Huckleberry Party

In his eulogy for his friend Henry Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson lamented that “instead of engineering for all America, he was the captain of a huckleberry-party.” In 2017, 200 years after Thoreau’s birth, it sure seems like America right now could use a few more huckleberry parties. So, in Henry’s honor, Dr. Dann is holding a roving huckleberry party. Dr. Dann will walk from NYC to Concord Mass. (235 miles in 13 days), stopping along the way to perform Thoreau’s poems, sing his favorite songs, and "make a joyful noise that would make Henry smile." Dr. Dann states that as he walks, he will carry Thoreau’s maxim –

“In the long run, we find what we expect; we shall be fortunate then, if we expect great things” 

and hope to inspire a new generation of Americans to take up Thoreau’s practice of enlivened observation of Nature and enlightened citizenship. For more information, visit