Oh technology! I had one of those scary scares. Thought I’d lost my book to a crashing computer or malware or cyber space or or or. I panicked. I called my daughter who calmed me down. I called technical support and fixed the problem and found the file. The printer wasn’t printing either from a completely different issue that was entirely one of my own making. At least now I know. Kudos to Amber, the technology wizard who helped me out. She was awesome and deserves more than the virtual hugs and flowers I gave her over the phone. Technology — got to love it!

I find it kind of amazing how in such a short amount of time, we have become so dependent on computers and modern technology. Shakespeare never had to worry about Malware in his quill. I wonder how much parchment he really went through. As I cut and paste, I think to myself, at least I’m saving a tree by not using so much paper. However, the electricity to power all of these computers uses some kind of fuel, so are we really saving trees? or are we causing pollution of a different kind? This is not an easy subject to quantify.

I haven’t jumped on my bandwagon in a while, so why not? The sun is shining and the air is clear. We only have ONE planet people – no re-dos – no second chances – no other option except for Earth. All the little things we can each do every day – add up to a big difference. How long our resources will last, how long clean air and clean water is a given, how long our climate sustains life as we know it — are all issues that are hard to quantify. What we do know is that with so many living on this planet – every little bit, every time we do our part, every time we recycle, reuse, or employ technology to cut back on water consumption, every bit of it helps. 

About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature as well as mainstream fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's. Her second novel, Rhyaden, a middle grade fantasy released Nov. 2018. Gardening, exploring National Parks, Kayaking, hiking, and snow-shoeing top her list of favorite hobbies.
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