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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You knew I’d get around to typing about AI sooner or later. As usual, an unusual take on AI and humanity. …..or maybe not. You decide!
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Now that The Week Begins has dropped, AND the performance at Joey Stuckey’s Alive Day is done….. now what?
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One Piece of Paper

So Tom pulls out the typewriter and sees……… one lonely piece of paper in the case lid. What’s a typist with no whiteout to do?
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Real Men

Real men – definitely not what our culture says they are. And DEFINITELY not dangerous.
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Something a Little Different

Since it’s a week before Christmas…. or CHRISTmas, as I like to say…… and you are probably a bit tired of the same ol’ tunes on the radio that are played year after year&…
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Well, that could be an odd title. Perhaps it is a patently self-obvious one. Regardless, it was typed – often poorly. Perhaps I should start a GoFundMe to get this typewriter refurbished… …
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The Porch beckons, along with some new tech that I’ve been holding off getting…..
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A Favor, Please

I have a LOT of trouble describing what I create. You could probably have a field day figuring out why….. but for now, I need some help.
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What do you type when your head is empty….er, I mean, swirling around and casting about something to fill up that blank sheet of paper sitting in front of you? HOPEFULLY, something interesting. …
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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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The Week Begins: Paging Eloise

Jazz and…. Beethoven? This track from the upcoming Week Begins album already has sheet music available – take a look over at Meanwhile, here’s a story about it…&#…
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Production vs. Education

There are times to tussle with music in the trenches over a period of time, learning the stuff… and then there are times to take the shortcuts because there’s a deadline. Knowing which sit…
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Part one, although I didn’t know that as I typed it. Come to think of it, I’m typing this in-between me typing the original and you reading this. Hmmmmmm……
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Alert the media [ or not ]

Some new posts are in the hopper – ready to post on the 7s [i.e. the 14th, 28th, etc.] Alert the media, if you are so inclined. Meanwhile, would you do me a favor and give an opinion on how to d…
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……in which the typewriter spits out lofty vocabulary to pontificate about the constant confusion of adulting.
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…in which the protaganist pontificates using multisyllabic words about constantly learning – sometime of his own volition, others from situations forced upon his weary but decidedly not bo…
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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.