I love paper. I love bound paper. Call me kinky, but I do. I love writing too, but there is something sensual about paper. Tactile experiences vary so much when it comes to paper: hand-made, vellum, parchment, acid free, construction, lined, rain forest free, renewable source, made in the USA, OMG, just thinking about all the types of papers is a very stimulating thought process. Then there is the soft “scritch, scritch, scritch” of a mechanical pencil on paper. When you add in that additional sense it becomes even more heady. The thing that could send me over the edge would be the addition of the scent of lots of old paper, lemon oil, and linseed oil.
I love writing, too. Writing on a keyboard just is not as pleasurable for me as is the experience of writing on paper. The experiences are incredibly different, utilize different neural pathways, and produce different types of writing. Perhaps the most significant difference is that when any person writes on paper, in order to get it into a form to be read by another person, unless it is a personal note, the person has to transcribe the entire document and put it into a digital format by inputting it through a keyboard. Usually the piece of writing is completely edited at that time.
Other things that spun off from the act of writing the above comparison of writing by hand and through a keyboard. So this week for my free write on this cold (in the 60s!) Sunday I’m writing this week’s To Do List on the computer rather than by hand. My “Things lists” usually contain three sections: 1) stuff to write about, 2) stuff to accomplish, 3) stuff of which to be aware.
- Does one have to put onomatopoetic words in quotes?
- Value placed on public citizenry reflected through the quality of public architecture.
- Romney in January touted his proposal as governor of Massachusetts to raise the amount of work required of parents on welfare so that they could have “the dignity of work.”But according to Romney’s own welfare proposals as governor, being a stay at home mother does not qualify as work. In fact, the federal government does not consider it work either. versus Ann Romney, being a stay at home mom is hard work. My take… kerfuffle muffle fu… If you are wealthy enough and have help staying at home is ok. if you are poor you should get your ass out the door and shouldn’t have had children… and if you don’t want to have children you shouldn’t have sex… including married women apparently…. all the while saying this while trying to make women’s reproductive health and planning impossible to get AND if you carry this logic out…. poor people should not be allowed to have sex. maybe they should be kept in cages when they are not “at work” so they will not reproduce. and the sad thing is that many of the people who would becaged don’t even know it because they think that because they are white that they are “rulers.” Poor borish bastards. Oh, geesh. I’m gonna have to tone this one down.
- proxemics post…. how to work in alphabetically?
To Do List:
- Triberr Monday how to use Triberr chat via Skype in early evening. Get time and schedule.
- find headset
- find skype account user name and password
- Wednesday Evening Blogging and eBusiness Meet-up
- see if i can face to face meet with Mr. P. I hate phones.
- Posts for Current Blogging Challenges
- Tuesday Medical Appointment
- Organize Medical Bills and formulate plan of attack
- Plan for Saturday April 28th Unite Against the War on Women March on the Phoenix Capitol
- Tucson Carpool? Other bloggers? CODEPINK? Planned Parenthood?
- change oil and check tires
- other items on my while in Phoenix To Do list
- visit Aunt Maralee / Linda
- Heard Museum
- stop by dealership
- Container Store
Egg Palin’s House
Framing is Everything
- Don’t use the phrase “Mommy Wars” – Use the phrase “War on Women” – Framing is everything.
- Tweet MSNBC anchors that use the phrase “job creators” and tell them to stop it. Reference, Don’t Think of an Elephant in the tweet.