Singing in the Lifeboats expresses my views on aging, environmental concerns, religion and a variety of other themes. The one common thread throughout is the task we have for creating the meaning and purpose in our lives. I've included what I call "rambles" - short philosophoical observations. In addition I've indulged myself in "rants" - full throttle screeds on subjects that really annoy me, particularly the arrogance and smugness of "true believers." In addition, there is a section of some of my song lyrics with the website where songs can be sampled and downloaded. I'd like to think that what I've written is accessible to most readers; the testimonies on the front of the book prove that.