2:00 PM at Asheville Friends Meeting House
227 Edgewood Road, Asheville, NC
Presented by Chris Highland
Join Chris Highland to explore the question Thoreau posed in his journal three days into his Walden experiment: “I wish to meet the facts of life, the vital facts, face to face. And so I came down here. Life! Who knows what it is, what it does?” The presentation and conversation honors the 200th Birthday of Wild Henry Thoreau (1817-2017).
Drawing from his long path as an interfaith chaplain, teacher and author, Chris will explore the ways humanistic ethics are rooted in the wildness of our nature.
Chris Highland is the author of ten books including Meditations of Henry David Thoreau. He teaches a class on the history of Freethought at the Reuter Center (OLLI), writes a bi-weekly column for the Citizen-Times and blogs as “Secular Chaplain.” His primary website is www.chighland.com. Chris and his wife Carol moved to Asheville from the SF Bay Area in 2016.