Parker Palmer On Getting Old; Endangered Places In Illinois
On the 21st: Parker Palmer joined us to discuss his latest book about looking at age as something entirely different, called "On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity & Getting Old." Plus, you’re probably aware of endangered species, but what about endangered places, specifically in Illinois?
Parker Palmer writes about many of the big things in life: from our vocations to civic discourse. He’s a community organizer and founder of the Center for Courage and Renewal. At the heart of everything, though, he’s an educator. And his latest book is meant to teach us a different way about how we think about aging.
The collection of essays is called On the Brink of Everything: Grace, Gravity & Getting Old.
Writer @parkerjpalmer on what it'll take to, in his words, heal the heart of democracy. pic.twitter.com/AdK1Z4Msex— The 21st (@21stShow) June 29, 2018
.@parkerjpalmer says it's so important that more men speak openly and in a vulnerable way about the challenges they face—especially depression.— The 21st (@21stShow) June 29, 2018
"I have, three times in my life, experienced profound clinical depression. And it's a devastating place to be."
Landmark Illinois has just released its annual list of the historic places in Illinois that are most at risk of the 3 D’s. That’d be demolition, deterioration or development.
Making this year’s list is the Thompson Center in Chicago, an example of postmodern architecture that might be demoed by its owner — the state of Illinois. And the Coliseum at Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield and Du Quoin, which may need over 180 million dollars to repair.
We were joined by Frank Butterfield to talk about other endangered places. Frank is the director of Landmark Illinois in its Springfield Office. Robert A. Galas Jr. and Rev. Dr. Sterrett J. Collins also joined us.
Traveling down #Route66? you can still see The Nite Spot in Fairmont City. It’s a historic old restaurant that opened in 1947.— The 21st (@21stShow) May 2, 2018
Now it’s on @landmarksill list of Endangered Places. pic.twitter.com/850HRFQvbJ