Study Guide: Listening Is an Act of Love

B. Reading the Stories

8. RICK KINCAID interviewed by his friend DANNY TERRY

Pre-reading statement of opinion:  Do you agree that our original roots – being born “dirt poor” or “with a silver spoon in our mouths” – always determine the future course of our lives?  Why or why not?

Post-reading guided summary:  Discuss how Rick Kincaid ended up being a bounty hunter and why this was a good living for him.  Consider the possible contradiction between his childhood in the Pentecostal faith and his career as a bounty hunter.  Describe the incident that made him leave this job.

Personal response:  Write your reaction to one or two aspects of the summary you have written, and try to connect this response to the opinion that you expressed before reading the StoryCorps transcript.