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Come of Age: The Case for Elderhood in a Time of Trouble

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In his landmark provocative style, Stephen Jenkinson makes the case that we must birth a new generation of elders, one poised and willing to be true stewards of the planet and its species.

Come of Age does not offer tips on how to be a better senior citizen or how to be kinder to our elders. Rather, with lyrical prose and incisive insight, Stephen Jenkinson explores the gre
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Kindle Edition, 448 pages
Published July 3rd 2018 by North Atlantic Books
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Brilliant. Some of it was better read out loud because the language was so well crafted it needed to be spoken. Stephen is a great storyteller.
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Stephen is a teacher, author, storyteller, spiritual activist, farmer and founder of the Orphan Wisdom School, a teaching house and learning house for the skills of deep living and making human culture. It is rooted in knowing history, being claimed by ancestry, working for a time yet to come. ...more