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Computer Issues

Do you remember the original “The Fly” movie?  At the end, the human/fly hybrid is caught in a web and cries out “Help Me, help me” as the spider descends upon it.  That is me in my computer quagmire, trying to determine how to make the machine work before the machine fakes me out and prints out “Sucker”!

I was given a laptop  that had been used before but the files had been cleared out. It is supposed to replace my old laptop which can do no more than freeze up.  I’m hoping to get it running long enough to download all the files still needing to be put on a memory stick.

My brain hurts with all this.  The new computer still needs to be set up.  I have little idea what I am doing.  I’m working too many hours to have the time to devote to this project.  And I am an accident waiting to happen. And I need time to work on my book.

So please be patient dear readers while I get straightened out.  I’ll be back again.  Now, let’s hope I can print this out.

Tech Blues

I hate technology . . . really, massively hate it.  A paper jam in my printer is costing me hours of work time when I need to get something done.  Now I’m down to fragments stuck in the roller that, for the life of me, I can’t remove.  I have to inconvenience a friend to have her drop by and help.  I hate feeling like an imbecile.  I look at these tech savvy young people and hang my head in shame.

Totally out of the loop, I have to ask the most inane questions about my phone, TV, a DVD player that I’ve never been able to work.  Even the old equipment I should know about because it’s from the generation right before mine, I am befuddled by.  I’m sure if I asked my cat, he could be more adept than me.

I know this is a trite issue to write about but right now it consumes me.  Forgive my rambling; just know I am an old crone who is in misstep with the world.

Best Wishes

In these times of holiday blitz, when running about trying to make everything perfect and cramming as many activities in as possible, I want to take a moment and send my fervent hope to all those struggling.  Be they shut-ins, mentally or physically ill, suffering personal losses and the death of loved ones, or those living in desperate circumstances, they need our love, devotion, and attention throughout the year but perhaps, especially now.

Most of us spin through our days accomplishing goals, worrying about the dramas and needs in our lives, or working so hard we don’t notice the rest of the world.  We are in a time when that may be more necessary than ever before.  But the Holidays are here to remind us of the outer world and the greater good.  As much as you are able, extend yourself to others.  You may never know what that gesture will do.  It may make all the difference to someone who will, in turn, pass it on to others less fortunate than ourselves, for, let’s face it, for almost everyone there are multitudes who are less fortunate.

Let us also be mindful of the results the actions of technology bring.  As companies and scientists seek ways to increase food production, let them do so with forethought for the outcomes.  Genetic manipulation of grains for better yields might result in negative impacts on the soil or on the people ingesting those grains. We need to increase food production but not at the risk of harm.

And let us not forget those people in life-threatening circumstances such as the refugees and those trapped in war.  The Rohinga,  Syrians, and those who lack shelter and the bare necessities to maintain life need our help.  We can not turn a blind eye to their needs even if the least you can do is heartfelt prayer.

My wish is for all of us to unite as one people, not many, as unrealistic as that sounds.  Our political leaders may seem hell-bent on destroying each other and their countries but let us lobby for moderation and sanity in all their actions.

As our society becomes increasingly radicalized, let us seek education to inform the minds of those easily swayed to induce harm on others.  We all are alike under the skin, may we seek to always remember that in these shifting times.

Finally, my thanks to all those who have read my work.  I draw strength and guidance through much I read in your work.  I hope the holidays and the coming year bring health, happiness, wealth and a positive, uplifting journey.  Merry Christmas.