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I've learned that the more you use the internet, either for mail, TMF, shopping, or research, the easier to use it becomes, and the faster you get at it. When I first started using the computer, I typed with 2 fingers and didn't know what I was doing. Now I use it easily and my friends think I'm some sort of an expert (yuk, yuk).


One definition of an expert is being one page ahead of the student.

I started writing professionally in 1958 and for all these years I've been meaning to learn to touch type but never got around to it. Not that I am slow using four fingers (three on one hand, one on the other) but I have come to a realization my mind and fingers are at one with each other and if I learned to touch type I'd probably babble more than I do now – and I do often babble.

I write my posts in MS Word then cut and paste. Lord, how I love the spell checker in Word. Back in the early days of computing I used Electric Pencil and then MultiMate word processors. MultiMate had a spell checker in that it outlined misspelled words but didn't automatically correct them or offer alternatives. And MultiMate cost more then than Word does now. I wrote two books using MultiMate and both have spelling errors.

You may think that having more than 48 years writing experience I should know how to spell by now. I wish. Is it I before E except after C? Not always. The plural of mongoose is what? My neice, neece niece can spell better than I.

About golf. Whatever turns your crank. I am sure it is fun, good exercise, and a challenge to overcome. However, today, as I was out in my boat sitting back and sipping hot tea, I wonder. Saw cormorants, a few seals, lot of seagulls, and on the sounder lots of fish. Didn't do diddly squat but sat there and enjoyed the sun – a perfect 19th hole all day.


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