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I love communicating

Arden's Day Blog

Arden's Day is a type I diabetes care giver blog written by author Scott Benner. Scott has been a stay-at-home dad since 2000, he is the author of the award winning parenting memoir, 'Life Is Short, Laundry Is Eternal'. Arden's Day is an honest and transparent look at life with diabetes - since 2007.

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I love communicating

Scott Benner

I've been told that this blog is a great many things to the people that read it. If that's true and I hope that it is, I should confess something to all of you... It's really my pleasure to write it because I love to communicate. It's been said that I'll talk to anyone about anything. I have opinions and ideas like most and I feel alive when I'm sharing them with others. Arden's Day is a great many things to me as well and I'm grateful that you stop by and read it.

I'm much better in person then I am in print and by that I mean, I talk better then I write. My use of punctuation is questionable and my typing isn't exactly something Mavis Beacon would be proud of but none of that matters when I'm talking. Speech can be as enveloping as your favorite piece of music and just like music, it will sound different to everyone that hears it. Being transparent about life with diabetes is one of my passions, so I write about it the best that I can but only because I can't get you all in a room to say it person... that would be an opportunity that I would relish!

I've long worked at being the kind of communicator that doesn't just pass information but captivates his audience. My whole life I've enjoyed the feeling that comes with the ability to capture, keep and satisfy a person's interest. When I hear a well written speech delivered with passion and purpose, I feel joy and jealousy. Talk about transparent, I just told you that I equally love and covet when I experience a communicator practice their trade well. In celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. day, I'd like to share one of the most well conceived, prepared and delivered speeches that I've ever heard.

When a speaker is perfect the topic is of no consequence, their words will sound like a symphony. However, when the topic is that of civil and human rights and it is delivered this wonderfully, hearing the words can and will lend euphoria to your heart and mind.

We should all strive to just once have the effect on our fellow man that Dr. King did on August 28, 1963.