Okay, I'll admit I've never read Thoreau's Walden. That doesn't prevent me from thinking I know what it's about, though. It's about a guy who goes off to live in the woods near a pond and does some crazy, in-depth self-reflection, right? Or are his thoughts more of a contemplation on humanity, society, and culture? Maybe he just needed some time alone to write? Maybe I should read the book or change the title of this post because it's obvious my knowledge of the book is limited to a guy alone in the woods on the edge of a pond. Nope. I'm sticking with the title. Reasons why: Reason #1: I vacationed by myself for a week. Reason #2: There was a pond and a forest. Reason #3 : I was writing! My week alone in the woods was spent in a lovely, modern campground with full hook-up, which means I had electricity, water, and sewage. Temperature control. A microwave. Television. My fan. My computer. Phone. And chargers for all!