Walden’s lessons are especially fitting for these tough economic times.
I first read Walden when I was twenty years old and just getting started in life. I was awestruck by Thoreau’s example of living happily on very little, struck by how foolish it is to work so hard to acquire possessions we do not need, and envied the freedom that comes from not having so much to take care of.
Secretary Miller - not every proud dad gets an executive ethics opinon
The Executive Ethics Commission said Finance & Admin Cabinet Secretary Jonathan Miller's daughter can't receive gifts valued at over $25 from those “doing business with, regulated by, seeking grants from, involved in litigation against, or lobbying or attempting to influence the Secretary’s official actions or the actions of his state agency (Finance)…”. But it is okay for her to accept lobbyist gifts from those not dealing with his Cabinet – as long as he reports gifts that are worth over $200. Advisory Opinion 09-15: