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Boomer’s Ramblings (technology and writing)

I know there have been plenty times when I have made fun of people who let technology run their lives. You know the type, if technology was the same as it was ten years ago they would be lost.  There are times, however, then it really helps us out. especially those of us who like to write.

Back in the olden days, there were typewriters and if you made a major mistake you were ripping out the paper and tossing it into the garbage. If you are having a really bad day that can could end up fuller than the thoughts in your head. To be honest erasing with one of those things was not always the best thing. A lot of times it just came out smeared.

Now-a-days, you simply type your words onto the computer, and if you do not like something you can simply go in and delete it. If you have a whole page you decide is non-sense you can simply highlight it press delete and off it goes. It definitely saves on paper and keeps the garbage can from filling up so quickly.

On an old typewriter if you wanted to re-arranging a page, there was pull and toss and start over. Now there is cut and paste. Even if you screw that up it only takes a second.

Suppose you have a previously saved part of a story, and you wanted to make some changes, or add some more. Suddenly you notice the computer doing all kinds of strange things and you are not sure why. Maybe you pressed the wrong button, but some of the lines are all mixed up things are a little cockeyed.  All you have to do is close your document, and when it asks if you want to save changes you simply click on NO. Then you can open it back up and be right where you were before you goofed it all up.

Another great thing for writers everywhere SPELL CHECK………I can’t begin to tell you how many times it has saved me. Just in this blog alone it has come through many times.

I think the next thing we really need instead of another multi-gadget phone, would be an invention that helps us transfer our thoughts from our minds to the paper in words of gold.


About Bigboomer

Hello, first of all I would like to thank you for visiting my blogsite. I am going to tell you a little about me. My name is Ray, I started writing back in high school. Every once in a while I would come up with a few ideas and would write them down. Most of which became poems others became short stories. Some of my inspirations are of the heart, some of them come from the thoughts of the day. You will see, as you browse threw my site my poetry is about as diverse as you can get. I hope that as you read them some will have you thinking of love, while others will make you feel sorrow. I would like some of them to set you off to an adventure. Finally, I have some poems that may make you hungry. I do have some inspirations that just plane turn into ramblings or rants as, if you read in here, you will see. I have managed to get two books published so far, the first one is titled Pathways, it may be found at xlibris.com/RayBohdan.html. there you can view a couple of excerpts form the book. The second book is Mingling Hues of My Mind it is at publish America A little bit more about me. I am fifty-one years old I have three children, Rainney, Elisa, and Anthony and two well, actually, three grandchildren Raeanne Marie, Graycee, and Amaya. I guess I could go on, but then I am afraid this will come out sounding like a dating profile. Part of my site will be dedicated to my poetry, I plan to break it down into different sections and organize it by type/style. Another section of this site will be dedicated to my blog it will be about my rants/thoughts of the day. These will vary from political, to personal, to comical. I will talk about most anything and everything that I feel may be of interest to someone. I also will devote a section to some of my favorite recipes with hints on how to capture his/her heart by winning their stomach. My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican, but this section will not be limited to those two types. I do believe however, that the most important part of my site will be the dedication pages. These will be to memorialize special loved ones and friends, as well as thank those that have made purchases of my afore-mentioned book. This is exactly what you think it is. A way for me to sell my self as a writer. Publicly get my words and thoughts out into the world. Please believe me when I say that this in no way demeans or diminishes my passions for the people and the love of which I have written, and will continue to write. I trust that once you read my poems you will feel the love i have felt, the pains I have been through, and the joys of life itself. Once again I thank you for stopping by please enjoy.


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