Yellow Iris (Photo credit: asturnut)
Everyday, a new surprise arrives from Word Press.
I suppose it’s partly my fault for calling it Word Perfect half of the time. The other half of the time, I call it things I can’t put in my blog.
GigiHawaii has been very kindly helping me with some of my blog software issues. The rest I will have to resolve myself via trial and error. Lately its been both a trial and lots of errors. But that’s how I have learned anything worth knowing. For a while, I was able to upload photos. Today the “button” that allows me this privilege has disappeared. Surely, it will return in a day or two? (I had to use someone else’s Iris Germanica photo today!! Grrr…mine is prettier.)
I read recently in the AARP Bulletin (?) that many seniors lack computer skills. The article suggested that computing was good for aging brains. The younger generations coming along will have these skills but lack many other skills I and others in my generation acquired. Penmanship springs to mind. I never got the hang of that. But I learned how to type with two hands, a skill that has only become better over my life time. I don’t think I will ever be a ‘two-thumb’ communicator like my granddaughters.
I am a great believer in on-the-job-training. As I look back over my life (I am 71 today) I wish I had learned some things earlier or sooner. Unfortunately, the sobriquet, “Too soon old, too late wise,” is true.
I never quite mastered the art of fancy cooking. That’s a lie. After 60 years of on-the-job-training in culinary skills, I am ready to let someone else do it. However, I have three rotten bananas in the fruit bowl. Perhaps today I will transform them into a high protein loaf. If I get inspired. Maybe.
Meanwhile, I continue learning new computer skills.