Connie Blunden

Listening Is An Action Verb

Years ago my friend Wendy gave me a book entitled “Listening Is an Act of Love” edited by Dave Isay. The book is a compilation of personal stories collected by The StoryCorps Project. Since 2003 StoryCorps has worked, in the tradition of acclaimed historian Studs Terkel, to preserve and document oral histories nationwide through recorded conversations. The formula is simple: ask and listen with the intent to receive. The title of the book reminds us that listening is an action verb and through listening we honor and respect one another. read more...