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The most recent cast, entitled "GPF", has drawn a lot of response. This new cast develops the theme a bit more, and rounds it with memorable music by what Spencer Leffel once called my "house band".
The last third of life is characterized, or should be, by increasing dis-engagement, increasing observation of the past, and hopefully by increasing peace of mind. Add to that a warmer faith, or hope, in what lies beyond death for the individual self. (I'm not interested in resources for the aged and the dying that focus solely on the "process" of mortality. I need more than that! I need to know where I'm going, at least the core of it.)
Take my inventory of your own years, in the templates of gratitude, peace, and faith (for what lies jenseits, i.e., across the Jordan). If you find yourself feeling pretty low on the scale, there is no time to lose ("No Time" -- The Guess Who, 1970). If you're experience yourself as higher up on the scale, well, you're probably not. In any case, don't wait! I mean, really -- don't wait.
Podcast 289 is dedicated to Anthony Newman.