I had to use a typewriter the other, to fill in a form at work.
It was both pleasing and agitating. I learned to type on a typewriter. The very same model I used the other day, in fact. It feels quite productive to sit and hear your words hammered out the way a blacksmith is able to ring out his labor in ear-thrilling echoes.
On the other hand, though I'm a good typist, I was embarrassed at myself for needing the corrective tape so frequently: Microsoft Word has spoiled me.
In other words, this is not the only place I write. I write at home, and I write at work, and sometimes I don't write, but I do type on a typewriter. (Have you ever typed on a manual typewriter? Now that is the verbal extension of a blacksmith: rather like driving without power steering.)
Here is a sheaf of pages I've written elsewhere - sans the copyright form I rat-a-tat-tatted out on the Smith Corona XE1950.
Self-Denial in a Recession: Observing Lent During Lean Economic Times, by Elizabeth Glass-Turner. (It is also on the homepage, under the "Lent" section.)
Mercy Ministries: Healing Hospitality. An interview with Nancy Alcorn, by Elizabeth Glass-Turner.
From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An interview with Dr. Sandra Richter, by Elizabeth Glass-Turner.
Gifted Leads the Way: A review of Nancy Beach's new book, by Elizabeth Glass-Turner.
Handcrafted Hope, by Elizabeth Glass-Turner
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