So let me just say that today is a new dawn for me, technology-wise. I’m finally getting to use the Dragon voice recognition software that I bought a year ago to make my life easier, given that I’m not the fastest typist in the world. In some cases – poetry, some fiction first drafts – I prefer to write longhand because of the intimate connection to the paper. Then there is the bother of typing all of those pages up. This blog post is the first piece that I have “written” using voice recognition. I’ll add that for a year I have been too lazy to learn all of the dictation commands. Or was it because I didn’t have a big enough reason to start? Given that, for the next 12 weeks, I will post menu plans (handwritten with notes scribbled all over them), I am breaking out the software, so that I can dictate versus re-type. “Work smart, not stupid”. That goes for any pursuit in life, unless the former so stresses you out that you have to operate in the realm of the latter. Then, my friend, you are just in the wrong field. So with that said, I’m going to close this post because it does feel a little strange to be talking and not typing. But, you know. We use the tools, and there is always the learning curve.