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Obituary: John Mead

John Augustus Mead, a lifelong resident of Greenwich, CT, passed away on June 14, 2020, at the age of 80. The son of Stuart Augustus and Ella Jeanette Mead, John spent his early years at his father’s car dealership, which is where his love of all things vehicular first started. He graduated the Brunswick School in 1957 and briefly attended college. John met the love of his life on a blind date. He and Linda Davis Clarendon married in 1963. They had three children, Peter, Wendy, and Laurie, and they became actively involved in the Mead School as they sought a better way for their children to be educated. read more...

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...