Author Retraces Steps of Lewis and Clark

Gordon T. Ward Uses Bicycle, Foot and Canoe

Teaneck, NJ – November 11, 2005 – Gordon T. Ward was inspired to follow in the footsteps of the wilderness explorers Lewis and Clark, and proceeded to do so, using a bicycle, his feet and a canoe. On the way, acquired memorable adventures and found new insights about our land and its inhabitants, and even more so, about himself.

He will share these insights with the public on Tuesday, December 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weiner Library Auditorium of Fairleigh Dickinson University, 980 River Road, Teaneck. There is no admission charge.

Gordon T. Ward, a native of New Jersey, is an author, presenter and educator. He has written about his adventures in his book, “Life on the Shoulder: Rediscovery and Inspiration Along the Lewis and Clark Trail.” This retracing of the 1800 miles of the trail gives Ward the ability to compare and contrast the experience of 200 years ago with that of today.

He has described this journey as “a discovery of self and my connection with everything outside of my being. The spiritual lesson taught on this journey made me understand how narrow our scope of life can be, how much energy is wasted on worry,” says Ward.

Ward grew up in Bernardsville and currently lives in Bedminster.

This lecture is co-sponsored by the Library and the School of History, Political and International Studies of Fairleigh Dickinson University.

For more information, call 201-692-7028.

Weiner Library

Lillian Lukac

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