Joe Walko is a full time widowed parent to two beautiful but challenging boys, now unemployed by choice after a 25-year career in corporate finance. He is a writer and blogger searching for his voice, a seeker of his truth, a nature and adventure junkie discovering whole new worlds and beauty in the glorious struggle, in the ordinary, in his own backyard, and mostly, in his heart.
Joe has a tremendous story to share, but it’s not without grief. When his wife of 19 years passed away from cancer, it forced him to look at fatherhood through a completely different light and gave him a completely new perspective on all the things his wife had done that he had only just discovered. During that time, he had to re-prioritize his entire life based on what was truly important to him, which was his family. He found the best way to get through his grief was to share about it. To that end, he’s written or contributed to several books, The Unofficial Guide to Fatherhood and Evening’s Light, A Journey with Grief. Joe’s also an avid outdoorsman and has created blogs for many of his adventures.
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Question FROM previous Guest, Richard Rierson – When your kid is spreading their wings and leaving the nest for good, what life lessons do you want to leave with your kid?
Joe’s question FOR our next Guest, Tom Dowd – How does he set his priorities? What goes through their thought processes and what their trying to accomplish by setting those priorities?
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The Unofficial Guide to Fatherhood
Evening’s Light: A Journey With Grief
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