Some thoughts on becoming eighty-five

by William Z. Shetter

Paper Book, 2012



Call number

CP 418


Wallingford, PA : Pendle Hill Publications, 2012.

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LibraryThing member kaulsu
The front matter states that Shetter is a member of Bloomington Monthly Meeting (OVYM), which leads me to speculate that he is the author of numerous books on the Netherlands: its history and its language, and that he is a past professor at Indiana University.

I was disappointed in this pamphlet. It is wholly composed of thoughts (I won't say "random" since he has put them into a semblance of order) on his experience of aging. With a bit more work (and an editor?) I think it could have been woven into a powerful essay on "aging well" to stand next to Morrison's pamphlets and books.

Perhaps Shetter will take another stab at writing for us at ninety. I am interested to hear, even if it is only thoughts!
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LibraryThing member QuakerReviews
This is a very pleasant collection of the thoughts and questions of a long-time friend on several topics related to aging and spiritual maturity. There is wisdom and insight here, as well as acute observation and conclusion. You can read a chunk of this at a time; this could be good bed-time reading.


0875744184 / 9780875744186

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Pendle Hill Pamphlet 418

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