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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Not So Fast. Slow down Communication

"We must reassert principles that have been lost in the blur. It is time to launch a manifesto for a slow communication movement, a push back against the machines and the forces that encourage us to remain connected to them."

Are we moving too fast, communicating too quickly, missing the passion and details of life? The Wall Street Journal featured a story by John Freeman arguing we need to take advantage of speed, but not let it run our lives. In short, we need to slow down, take the time to smell the roses and to actually live life to its fullest.

First posted August 22, 2009

Recalling The Takeover: A Marine Captive In Tehran

StoryCorps' National Day of Listening encourages people to take advantage of the days following Thanksgiving to talk to a family member or friend and have a conversation. This year, host Scott Simon speaks with Marine Corps veteran Kevin Hermening about his time as a captive in the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, during the Iran hostage crisis of 1980-81.