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You Have to Raise the Sails

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September 7, 2022

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You Have to Raise the Sails

I thought I could just start talking with people and maybe learn something about how to live.

– Richard Whittaker –

You Have to Raise the Sails

When Richard Whittaker received an email from a friend about a ‘Beginning Acting for Adults,’ class she was teaching, it gave him pause. Richard is founding editor of works&conversations magazine. He’s been conducting deep-dive interviews with artists for over three decades.”I’d never taken an acting class. And at 79 years old, why would I? It seemed a crazy idea. But on the other hand, why not? At the very least, it would be an adventure. So taking a leap, I signed up.” In a few short months, Richard would find himself on stage in front of a live audience, delivering an original monologue, and reliving, “A story from fifty-some years earlier –one that partly answers a question I’m often asked: “How did you get started with interviewing people?” You can watch his stunning performance, or read the transcript here. { read more }

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For more inspiration, check out, “To See from the Intelligence of the Heart,” an interview with Richard Whittaker. { more }

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