Saturday, July 7, 2012


I have decided to do a series on proper and healthy communication.  I know, I know... you want to know why.  Well, I was hoping you would ask.  (If you hadn't, I wouldn't have anything to say here would I?)  We all communicate, but most, if not all of us do not do so as effectively as we could or should.  I am almost positive that you... yes you, have either misunderstood others, or have been misunderstood yourself.  Well, that can all change... if you want it to. 

The reality is that we are communicating non-stop.  Yep, all of the time... and yes, we even communicate in our sleep.  Now, I'm not saying that you are like me and wake up to find a room full of eager listeners making notes on what you said while in dreamland... I kid you not, it has happened to me, but that is a story for another time.  I merely suggest to you that a keen observer can tell how you are sleeping by, well... observing you, and that my friend is one thing that you communicate while under the Sandman's influence.

Now, back to your original question.  If we learn how to communicate effectively, we can improve so many aspects and areas of our lives.  I promise that effective communication can even save your life.  So, I will talk about everything from making clear emotive statements, to doing perception checks to ensure that your message has made it across clearly. The list of things I will cover, is actually going to be quite extensive, so by the end of this series you should be a professional communicator.

As a writer, one of the most important things that I do is to communicate through my writing.  I will be covering some aspects of this, but to be honest, there are so many blogs, books, and beb pages, (actually, web pages but I was going for the rule of three and a nice round of alliteration...), that discuss this undeniably important part of the writer's craft, that I feel I would just be muddying the waters by foraying into that particular jungle.

I need to make it clear that I will also be posting other stuff as well.  As I stated in my last post, I have some exciting things planned.  I will still be musing, pondering, and wondering just like I have been doing from the get go, but smattered in between my mental wanderings, on a fairly regular basis, I will present different series on things like communication, writing, the five sigma discovery of the Higgs Boson, etc.

So until then, remember who you are and what you stand for.  Don't take any wooden nickles, or shove beans up your nose...



  1. Hey Mike, it's Scott. Sorry I ran out of time to say goodbye personally. I regret not putting you first. Your impact on me was perhaps greater than any other. Finish strong. Confront your alpha wolf. Contact me when you are done, when you have won. I don't do facebook or twitter, so we'll have to figure out another way. Until then.... Once more into the fray....

  2. Hi Scott,

    I am finished. I took down the Alpha Wolf, and I have the scars to prove it. However, although I am not unscathed, I am also not unchanged. Let me know how you want to keep in touch. It was really, really good to hear from you. I thought of you when I used this quote, "Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough
    Gleams that untraveled world whose margin fades
    Forever and forever when I move.
    How dull it is to pause, to make an end,
    To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!
    As though to breathe were life!"