Professor and poet Martin Cobin gives us this touching and philosophical novel about an ancient sage who delights in the final chance to share his life lessons. With an audience of three gathered... More > around his hospital bed, Ted Smith unfolds the secrets of his thousand-year life, his journey to a far world, and the love and friendships that nurtured his life-long spiritual journey.
Told with humor, reverence and insight, FOR THE DEATH OF ME reflects man's compelling spiritual hunger and the need to share one's gathered wisdom with the next generation. From his early friendships college to his last days on the planet Wayland, this is the story of a man who, like so many of us, perseveres in service of a meaningful life.< Less
When professor and poet Martin Cobin was diagnosed with heart failure, he undertook to explore and share this final phase of life's journey through his art. And in the process of putting his... More > chronicle to page, he has both extended his life beyond anyone's expectations, and given us a unique and rich window through which we witness a man's confrontation with his own mortality with humor, grace and gratitude.< Less