Welcome to Tom's Typewriter

Doing everything wrong online since before you were sentient. - Royal Quiet Deluxe 1953 model
Loaded with Truth

Yes, a Capital T “Truth”. [Yes, it DOES exist.]

You might be surprised what this typewriter will churn out. - 1953 Royal Quiet Deluxe
Done on a typewriter.

….then scanned in. No Google-readable text here, son – you’ll have to read it for YOURSELF.

[Yes, I know about OCR. I’m conveniently ignoring it. If you don’t know what it is, go look it up yourself. I’m not your Momma]. - 1953 Royal Quiet Deluxe typewriter
Posted when I feel like it.

That’s right – no particular schedule. Yet, worth keeping an eye out for. What’s posted here will be short, pithy, interesting, and sometimes even witty.

…and all Artisanally Typed on a 1953 model Royal Quiet Deluxe, with a crinkly gray finish.

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Another in a series of posts with very short titles. Either it is a trend or my fingers are getting tired. What’s with the title? You’ll have to read and think about it……
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The education biz, training vs education, and why am I taking a class in project management?
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The typewriter posts some artisanal thoughts on a world gone silent. Sort of.
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Short titles, vacations, mail, and banana splits. Anybody know of a good place to get a REAL banana split in middle Georgia?
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Of Cats and Chipmunks

Yes, this really did happen. Yes, I’m STILL wondering why I didn’t jump 15 feet in the air. The “yip” I left out was decidedly unimpressive.
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Yup, the typist gets annoyed about Faith. Perhaps he is aiming for the official Curmudgeon Badge.
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“You should do a podcast”, I’m told by bunches of websites, articles, and pundits….. yet again. Been there, done that [again].
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The Porch beckons, along with some new tech that I’ve been holding off getting…..
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What a Weird Day

#Weird? #Normal? Does anyone know what those are? is wondering, again. You might want to find the aspirin bottle.
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What This Is

A Place for Tom Rule to think out loud.

Given he’s lefthanded, dyslexic using a real honest-to-goodness typewriter, and is usually out of WhiteOut, this should be interesting.

Tom's Typewriter - interesting as usual.
Seriously, a TYPEWRITER?

Yes. A vintage 1953 Royal Quiet Deluxe.

Assuming I can build up the finger strength.

What's an Anti-Blog?

A Blog where the site owner deliberately breaks all the rules for making their blog popular.

What is this thing?

A place for Tom Rule [of and other sites] to put serious thoughts. “Serious” ones as well.

Tom has been in education for a long time, and is old enough to want to think out loud.

Tom's Music

Seriously, a typewriter?


Tom's Typewriter - interesting as usual.

Are you anti-Tech or something?

Given I work in Tech, have used Tech in creating music for longer than you’ve probably been alive, and that the stuff I type up will be scanned using a recycled Epson scanner connected to a Raspberry Pi 3, which will then ship the file off to a Mac Mini over a wireline Ethernet network for minor editing……. Nope.


Are you always crotchety?

I’m going more for the “old and interesting” vibe. Crotchety is just a pleasant side effect.