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Welcome to Tom's Typewriter

Doing everything wrong online since before you were sentient.

TomsTypewriter.com - 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.

TomsTypewriter.com - 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].

TomsTypewriter.com - 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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Piano

Working on HOW MANY albums? HOW MANY different production processes? HOW MANY choices to be made? no wonder I’m nuts.
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Process

I may have a really weird workflow – but it [mostly] works for me. Then again, how I work in the studio keeps changing, which is…… weird. Further proof I am an odd duck? Read on to s…
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Birds

Adulting, Birds, Noticing, productivity, and the art of missing out.
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Space

The James Webb telescope, airconditioning, cell phones, cars, milk, the internet, health care, and a fight in third grade about the Apollo Saturn 5 rocket... all tied together by The Typewriter.
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Real Men

Real men – definitely not what our culture says they are. And DEFINITELY not dangerous.
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Railroad Tracks

Life is – decidedly NOT like a box of chocolates, except on rare occasions. It’s like…. oh, read the thing to see what I’m thinking.
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Goals

……in which the typewriter spits out lofty vocabulary to pontificate about the constant confusion of adulting.
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Typing

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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Changes

Creating, processes, small incremental steps, along with “building a platform”, walking a mile, planning your day…. and just who **IS** this Jon Acuff, guy, anyway?
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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. tomstypewriter.com
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 TomRule.info 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?

Yes.

Tom's Typewriter - interesting as usual. tomstypewriter.com

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.

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Are you always crotchety?

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

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