“I was astonished to find how intensely one lives in one’s eighties. The last years seemed a culmination and by concentrating on them one became truly oneself. Though old, I felt full of potential life. It pulsed in me even as I was conscious of shrinking into a final form which it was my task
Looking ahead to the start of my 80th year in a few months. I am enormously grateful just to do that. I am healthy for the most part, still active physically and mentally, as far as I know, and I am enjoying wonderful opportunities for work and play, days of re-creation. My days begin
Most educators, and parents, know about the concept and practice of a gap year. Often that year is taken between high school and college but not necessarily then. It could be a junior or senior year abroad in either high school or college or it could be between the freshman and sophomore year of college.
I was probably nine or ten years old and my parents had dragged me off to church as they usually did on Sunday mornings. After an hour in what was called Sunday School, singing, learning Bible verses, and going off to class with a small group of other kids my same age, we were invited