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

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

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On the brink of everything : grace, gravity, and getting old
Title
On the brink of everything
Title remainder
grace, gravity, and getting old
Statement of responsibility
Parker J. Palmer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From beloved and bestselling author Parker J. Palmer (Let Your Life Speak, The Courage to Teach, Healing the Heart of Democracy), comes a beautiful book of reflections on what we can learn as we move closer to "the brink of everything." Drawing on eight decades of life -- and his career as a writer, teacher, and activist -- Palmer explores the questions age raises and the promises it holds. "Old," he writes, "is just another word for nothing left to lose, a time to dive deep into life, not withdraw to the shallows." But this book is not for elders only. It was written to encourage adults of all ages to explore the way their lives are unfolding. It's not a how-to-do-it book on aging, but a set of meditations in prose and poetry that turn the prism on the meaning(s) of one's life, refracting new light at every turn. From beginning to end, the book is laced with humor as well as gravitas -- beautifully enhanced by three free downloadable songs from the gifted singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer, written in response to themes in the book"--
  • "On the Brink of Everything is 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"--
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DLC
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Palmer, Parker J
Dewey number
155.67/19
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A BK life book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Palmer, Parker J
  • Palmer, Parker J
  • Conduct of life
  • Aging
  • Life
  • SELF-HELP / Aging
  • SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
  • SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational
  • Aging
  • Conduct of life
  • Life
Label
On the brink of everything : grace, gravity, and getting old, Parker J. Palmer
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"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 note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-196)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
1960176
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 198 pages
Isbn
9781523095438
Lccn
2018003613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781523095438
  • (OCoLC)1005346190
Label
On the brink of everything : grace, gravity, and getting old, Parker J. Palmer
Publication
Copyright
Note
"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 note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-196)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
1960176
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 198 pages
Isbn
9781523095438
Lccn
2018003613
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781523095438
  • (OCoLC)1005346190

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