WALT'S LAST YEAR
Walt Whitman died the evening of March 26, 1892. Or did he? Just minutes before his time he was visited by Ralph Waldo Emerson. A conversation ensued. Emerson offered Walt the opportunity to live one more year. His pain would be gone. Food would taste good again. But there was a catch. If Walt agreed, he'd wake the next morning on March 27, 2019. For twelve months he would take note of his observations and experiences. The following March 26 he would report to Emerson and others on what he’d learned. Walt agreed and the rest is history.
A THIRD HALF JOURNAL
"Using story, poetry, and the experience of listening and curiosity, Fred Van Liew takes us on a meandering journey of how to live the Third Half of Life. Van Liew’s poetic writing is an aid to how we each might discover how to be patient observers of the stories of others, and that provides thoughtful insight into the uncovering of our own lives. This book is a model for us all to dig deeper."
MBA, MDiv, Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center