A previous La Muse attendee and Fellow, the writer Tom Montgomery -Fate, was recently on National Public Radio in Chicago, reading the introduction of the book he's writing right now.
Here's a link to the audio snippet of the piece. It's about Thoreau's Walden, relaxation and seeing things as they really are. You should check it out.
Tom is a professor of English at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. You can check out his other books here on Amazon.