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On the brink of everything : grace, gravity, and getting old / Parker J. Palmer.

Palmer, Parker J. (author.).

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"Three essays in this book are accompanied by songs written and performed by the gifted singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer... All thee songs can be downloaded free of charge at NewcomerPalmer.com/home."--Page vi.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-196).
Formatted Contents Note: With gratitude -- Prelude -- The view from the brink: what I can see from here -- Young and old: the dance of the generations -- Getting real: from illusion to reality -- Work and vocation: writing a life -- Keep reaching out: staying engaged with the world -- Keep reaching in: staying engaged with your soul -- Over the edge: where we go when we die -- Postlude.
Summary, etc.: "An exploration of Parker Palmer's experience of living and aging, written in hopes of encouraging readers of every age to explore their life course. It is not a 'guide to' or 'handbook' for 'getting old'--something all of us are doing all the time. Instead it's a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meaning(s) of one's life--and on the importance of staying meaningfully engaged with life until the end. From beginning to end the book is packed with both humor and gravitas"--
Subject: Life
Aging
Conduct of life
Palmer, Parker J

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On the Brink of Everything : Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old
On the Brink of Everything : Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old
by Palmer, Parker J.
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On the Brink of Everything : Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old

Parker J. Palmer was born in 1939 in Chicago. He attended Carleton College where he studied Philosophy and Sociology and graduated in 1961. He then went on to complete his Phd in Sociology at UC Berkeley. After graduation, he took a teaching position at Georgetown University and became involved with the Religious Society of Friends at Pendle Hill. He is the founder and Senior Partner of the Center for Courage and Renewal which operates the "Courage to Teach" program for K-12 educators across the country. He has published over one hundred essays and eight books. He has also been recognized with thirteen honorary degrees, two Distinguished Achievement Awards from the National Educational Press Association, and grants from the Danforth Foundation and the Lilly Endowment. Parker Palmer's title's include: The Promise of Paradox: A Celebration of Contradictions in the Christian Life, To Know As We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey, and On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity, and Getting Old. (Bowker Author Biography)

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