This week, I’m tackling the subject of technology. In just another month I’ll be celebrating my 81st birthday and let me tell you about all the changes of seen in my lifetime. That might take another 80 years to do. I’ve always had difficulty with change. As a kid, I had to adjust to many moves and changes, even though my family was solid and cared about staying together. My sister will attest to the fact that we slept in the same bed for a number of years, but often in a different living area. We started out on the top floor of a four-story apartment building. There are many memories attached to that particular apartment – like the ice man who delivered a block of ice which turned into an ice cube by the time he got to our place. There was the delivery of our very first television set with a 10″ screen in a huge console and the delivery guy that almost lost it by the time he arrived. My sister threw my pet turtle from that 4th floor and actually thought it would survive.

Every few years we’d move to another apartment in that building, but instead of moving up, we moved down. Eventually, we made our dwelling place in a basement apartment which was designated for the caretaker of the building – my dad. We made several more moves over the course of my childhood. Maybe that’s why I hate the thought of moving again. That dislike for change has definitely affected the way I feel about it. Today, we have 45″ and up “smart” TVs which have built in computers. Everything is supposedly smart, but to me it required a total remake of the way I live. I was trained to use a keyboard when in high school. I’m grateful they haven’t changed that, because I can still type like a whiz. Today you don’t even need to type. You can talk to your computer, and it will type for you. In many cases, Siri and other artificial intelligence gadgets have become our only means of communication.

Nowadays we live in a world controlled by the world wide web. The internet has replaced the encyclopedia – the library – over the fence conversation – coffee klatches – family, friends and other relationships – live entertainment venues and pretty much everything pertaining to life as we once knew it. I suppose if someone really wanted to destroy us, all they’d need to do would be turn off the power for more than a day. Everyone would go nuts. One of the advantages of this new lifestyle is that we can always turn it off or unplug it. I know people who find it hard to leave their devices and I fear I have become one of them at times. Our memories start to wane as we get older. We depend on these gadgets to stir them up again. I guess I’ll just have to learn to accept change, although I know that the real Creator of the Universe is still in control of all of it – and He never changes.

Stay tuned for more on the subject as we look at technical support.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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12 Responses to TECHNOLOGY 101

  1. Lifetime Chicago says:

    We were just talking about an Global blackout without the internet. You are right…nuts!

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  2. I miss my old rotary dial phone. Don’t miss the party line, though!

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  3. hatrack4 says:

    The only difficulty about taking another 80 years in dealing with change is that it will change.

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  4. I agree with everything you said. I also don’t like change. Kinda funny because there are so many things that have changed, and when I look back at the way it was; often times I am glad they changed!

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  5. K.L. Hale says:

    I really enjoy learning more about you, Mama K. The apartment life (oh, the turtle 🐢, yikes). I can’t imagine the world without technology. Look how much change you’ve seen, even if you have a distaste for it! Like you said~God never changes! Thank goodness since it’s hard to keep up with technology. About the time I think I’m “caught up”, I’m behind again! Much love as you approach your birthday. You’re such a blessing! 💛💕

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  6. Kathy, I am a bit late in arriving for this seminar on Technology. I hope you will excuse my tardiness. I was trying to troubleshoot some issues with my wife’s smartphone. It looks like the battery is running out of steam. At least, my basic technology skills have been enhanced from teaching computer applications. Sometimes dinosaurs still breathe, as I still use a paper calendar.

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    • says:

      LOL I can totally relate. Even dinosaurs like us, still take notes and can’t read them. We say stuff and say it again and again. We sometimes feel invisible, but we aren’t. Dinosaurs still serve a purpose. I’m trying to figure out what that is.


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