Ripton author Richard Hawley will read from and discuss his 4-volume On My Way Out project in the stunning Champlain Valley Unitarian Universalist Society sanctuary. On My Way Out is a series of personal memoirs devoted more to the "surprises and wonders of later life" than to the inevitable losses and ravages of aging. It is an ongoing exploration of a changing life in real time, not a diary-like "record" of what Richard Hawley happened to have thought and done. While he did not intend it when he set out on this project eleven years ago, Hawley found himself contending with two historical exigencies: the emergence of Trump and a global pandemic. Thus he found himself, as the artist and novelist Phoebe Stone has written, "an inadvertent Pepys." Hawley's close friend and fellow author Karl Lindholm will facilitate discussion. Books will be available for purchase.