There are so many things in the headlines these days, aren’t there? I’d love to spend some time on many of the topics being discussed, but for today, before I get to the main point of this post, I want to at least leave a few comments on the top stories.
- Donald Trump, although a great business man, knows nothing of the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ. Because of this, his understanding of redemption and renewal are so limited that he cannot understand how Dr. Ben Carson can change from an angry teenager to a mild-mannered adult. Just because Trump claims to be Presbyterian, that doesn’t mean he knows what Christianity is all about.
- The Brit who cut off all those people’s heads on video – Jihadi John – was sent out into eternity via an American high explosive. I am not crying.
- Two teens (age 13 and 14) riding on a bus stabbed an Israeli security guard. After being warned to back away, one boy was shot (only wounded) and the other was captured and handed over to authorities. But it’s the Israelis who only want to kill Palestinian young people? Evidently, then, the name of the security officer was Barney Fife, and he must have only had one bullet…’cause you know…he didn’t kill the two young thugs.
- College campi are under siege this week. They are being overrun by a bunch of spoiled little racist brats who have no idea what real oppression looks like. They are an embarrassment to America. They have no clue how economics works, nor how truly oppressive their dream government, a collective society, would be. These kids would have never made it through the Great Depression.
The Main Topic
The whole reason I wanted to write today was that I wanted to use my keyboard. Yes, I love to type.
Oh, sure, I love writing, because that is what I am doing write now – writing. But have you ever stopped to think about how good it feels to be able to type 60 words a minute without even looking down? Have you never felt the satisfying sensation of pounding out your emotions through your fingers to the sound of plastic hitting plastic?
As a matter of fact, there are a lot of times when I could have written posts using my iPhone or iPad. However, there is nothing like the feeling of clicking and clacking with all eight of my fingers, not just one. There is nothing therapeutic about thudding one’s fingertip on a tiny piece of glass, not unless you’re responding to an idiot on Facebook, I suppose.
But there is one other think that I was thinking about. I wonder if there are older typewriters out there that are rigged to computers? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to type on an old electric typewriter, to have that mechanical feel, yet still be able to backspace and correct without having to use correction tape?
Could someone get me one for Christmas?
Yes, I know…I’m old. For crying out loud, I took typing classes on MANUAL typewriters!
Can you imagine? How many internet trolls would just give up if they knew they had to actually work to write anything? What percentage of them have ever had to write a paper using correction fluid instead of the backspace key? No, real typewriters would be the end of those who have nothing better to do than make people miserable.
Did I mention how those college kids protesting are a bunch of spoiled brats? Maybe they would feel less oppressed if we took away their “devices” and gave them a Smith & Corona?