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Make the last third of life the best ever.
Hello, friends. I’m the author of a memoir about growing up Mennonite called Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World. I was also a college president and professor (Goshen College), and a foundation executive (Fetzer Institute). You can read more on my about page.
I will be the Kilian McDonnell Fellow at the Collegeville Institute during the fall semester 2016. My topic is Jubilación: Vocation in the Third Age of Life. Come along by following my blog and signing up for my one-paragaph weekly email Magical Memoir Moments.
Most recent blog posts
Brother Aaron was our liaison to Saint John's Abbey at the Collegeville Institute last fall. He always came to our scholars' seminars with a resource to offer. When he came to my seminar on jubilación, he brought with him a handout on the four ashramas of life from...read more
Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, The last of life, for which the first was made --Robert Browning, "Rabbi Ben Ezra," 1864 In 1980, John Lennon, just before he was killed at the age of 40, rediscovered these words, simplified them, and set them to music...read more
As you know, grandmothers have been on my mind. They pop up in the most surprising places. At the recent march in Washington, DC, In my own memory of my peacemaker grandma. And in the class I am teaching to 22-year-olds. Here, for example is a still photo from the TED...read more