Ben Parzybok


Last night’s speech

Last night’s speech changed this election season for us, and I think it did for a lot of others too.

I have been most interested in a regime change, a sea change in how business is done in the White House, and I think either democratic candidate could bring that. However, I have never been given so much credit for intelligence and understanding of subtlety by a politician in my adult life.

We threw $100 down on the table and committed ourselves to a campaign.

What I was struck by most? Words matter.

Words matter, words matter, words matter. Speeches should be pretty. I want my politicians to be brilliant orators and to bring passion and depth to ideas.  I want speeches that unite, clarify, bring momentum – there’s been such a dearth of this in the last eight years.

If you haven’t read the speech – find it and do so. I fought tears a couple of times.

Other than that I’m home w/ a sore throat finishing the last of this novel, which is headed out today!

Author: Benjamin Parzybok

My name is Ben Parzybok and I'm a novelist and programmer living in Portland, OR. @sparkwatson



  1. Obama is speaking at the colliseum on Friday morning. free, but you need tickets. you gotta go and tell me about it

  2. We were talking about that – I think we’ll give it a shot.
    How’s France!?

  3. and on that note, now that you are committing to a campaign, take a look at my suggestion about a McCain site that I wrote in the email before I left……i think if done well we could make it an effective platform for ideas on ways to confront him…….

  4. France is good actually. So far perhaps our best trip. But we have yet to visit the in-laws so ask me again in 5 days

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