Category Archives: Tech Tips

I Buy a Semicolon for $300

In Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott quotes a colleague of the Dalai Lama about Things That Go Wrong. ….they believe when a lot of things start going wrong all at once, it is to protect something big and lovely that is … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Windows 3.1

I finally pulled the plug on my first serious computer, a Pentium 486/Win3.1/Word 6 desktop I’ve had since 1994. The decision was long overdue; I’ve been using a laptop exclusively for more than five years, but I had a major … Continue reading

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I Call In the Marines

I am on Day One of a three-day writer retreat at a nice hotel in suburban Rockford, Ill. My room has many amenities, including a half-sized fridge, a microwave, and an in-room safe. It seemed such a cool idea, the … Continue reading

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We Interrupt This Blog…

I thought I’d get a lot of writing done while I was visiting with my dad in Ohio earlier this month. I thought wrong. Dad’s 94 and still lives in the family home, with daily support from my brother. Dad … Continue reading

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Blogging = Large Fun

I’d like to thank the spambot who left my favorite comment to date, which I found in WordPress’s spam filter this afternoon. I’ve large fun read this post. I want to see far more about this subject.. Thank you for … Continue reading

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