Robert Ferre
and Linda Ricketts
Personal Website

Welcome to our website. To learn more about us, click here: Juicy Details


ROBERT'S BLOG

To learn about Robert's books and access a collection of articles, photos, reviews, commentary, news, essays and what not, click on the logo below. This is now the repository of all of Robert's writing.


ROBERT'S BLOG

LINDA'S BLOG

Linda's blog is reached by private invitation only. To see her work (poetry, photos, books), write and ask to be included on the approved list: lindaricketts@juno.com


OUR WEBSITES

Retired: Gone Cruising(www.retiredgonecruising.com)

Find descriptions of the cruises we have enjoyed.

Cruise of the Heart (www.cruiseoftheheart.com)
This is a detailed description of a seventeen-day cruise from Rome to Galveston, Texas. It's more than just a travelogue, however. It's a memoir filled with reflections and poignant moments, an exposition on a variety of interesting topics, and a love story. It has a huge bibliography and resource section.


Labyrinth Enterprises, LLC (www.labyrinth-enterprises.com)
Here you will find documentation of my two decades as a labyrinth builder. See our work in the gallery section.

Aging as a Spiritual Journey (www.agingasaspiritualjourney.com)
See article in right column about our workshops on aging.

Links

A wonderful Pilgrimage to Chartres Cathedral sponsored by Veriditas and led by Jill Geoffrion.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In retirement, we are still active with labyrinths, both installing and lecturing. For more information, see labyrinths or go to our labyrinth website.

Aging as a Spiritual Journey

Aging is not a horrible disease to be avoided at all costs, despite its bad reputation in our youth-oriented society. It can be the highlight and grand culmination of a life well lived. Certainly life is a journey, but what are its spiritual aspects? Why would we want to give this our attention? Linda and I offer a workshop on this subject, available in a number of different formats (half day, full day, weekend, etc.). Now in my 70s, the topic has relevance to me personally.

A poem by Wendell Berry:

No, no, there is no going back.
Less and less you are
that possibility you were.
More and more you have become
those lives and deaths
that have belonged to you.
You have become a sort of grave
containing much that was
and is no more in time, beloved
then, now, and always.
And so you have become a sort of tree
standing over a grave.
Now more than ever you can be
generous toward each day
that comes, young, to disappear
forever, and yet remain
unaging in the mind.
Every day you have less reason
not to give yourself away.
 
~ Wendell Berry ~
(Collected Poems)