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Computers -  Oy!
Well, I would have thought I was pretty competent at my computer. After all, I’d been learning its tricks and trials for more years than I would like to say. I’ve written books, added to my website, Twittered and Facebooked, and even learned how to put out my blog post to you every two weeks.

Yes, there were challenges along the way. Like all those passwords. Lists and lists and more lists of them. Some similar, some different, some almost unrecognizable. I have to look them up each time I want one. Everyone and her dog, requires a password. Then there are pop-ups. You’re deeply entrenched in Google, teaching yourself how to sculpt a head in clay or the best way to mop the kitchen floor, when music and headlines blast at you, advertising skimpy, almost topless dresses that you have to be under 20 (with no boobs) to wear.

And, of course, the big one. When Microsoft, in their wisdom, decided to update Windows and managed to wipe out all my data. Thank heavens for my wonderful geek. He even put in a new hard drive with more memory. (No, the extra memory is, unfortunately, for my hard drive, not for my brain.)

But the biggest challenge was still to come: learning how to create online courses. It would have saved an enormous amount of hairpulling and trips to Rite-Aid for ice-cream (Talenti Mint or Hagen Das Dulce Leche) if I’d bothered to do Teachable’s training first. No, that’s not me. I jumped in and was staggered by the technology. A far, far cry from anything I’ve yet attempted.

But I’m getting there! In a couple of months, be sure to check out my website: in a couple of months or so, for my first on-line course.
Who says you have to be under 65 to be a computer whiz!!

Portrait of Shoshana by Pam Jackson.
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