Monday, March 21, 2011

more speech to text

well here we go again. I'm going to try to do to do the new speech to text. So far it is working pretty well. I still can't get over it. To just talk to a microphone and have this words appear on the page is very strange but it is skews me. But it is very fast. Probably about twice as fast or three times as fast as a person can type. And it is very accurate. To show its accuracy I will not make any corrections to this after I am done and you can see for yourself how accurate it is.

We have been doing quite well lately apart from the fact that Barb had a very bad cold which is now just getting old skews be getting over, that was my mistake not the computer's.

Book club was great last week we discussed new book word new book club and we picked the lemon tree. It is a book about the relationship between a Palestinian family in a Jewish family after the seven days for. It puts a human face on the conflict in the Middle East and it shows that the things are a lot more complicated over there that a person might imagine.

I have been keeping up with the NCAA basketball tournament. I don't have a favorite team this year after Washington lost out yesterday to North Carolina.

I am delighted to find the sun showing a lot more lately it's moving north so the days are longer. I'm looking forward to getting that out doors this summer to sit on the ramp that my son-in-law made for me and read in the sun. I've had quite a few guests lately. Friends that I've known for years come by. I have about two or three friends who I can count on coming by regularly and that five or 10 friends who come by often on.

Our book club book last week was a book called wait till next year. It was a memoir of a girl who was raised in Brooklyn and follow the Brooklyn Dodgers and told the story of her life growing up in Brooklyn and being an avid baseball fans and how the whole city of Brooklyn and city of New York's were supporters of the baseball games. There were three of them the New York Giants the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers it was quite interesting because most of us remember living through those days in the late 40s and early 50s when television was just starting to come out.

Sullivan some of the new skews the. Some of the new news that I think were going to bear watching is this new book that's come out by Rob Bell called God wins he espouses universalism but it is a very Christo centric universalism. His thesis is that the God of love is not powerless to prevent an eternal hell. He has trouble imagining, as I do, billions of people suffering in hell tormented hell for ever and ever. I think the book is going to be probably somewhat divisive and that Eugene Peterson of Regent College has endorsed the book. The author is part of the emerging church and is himself had he himself has an evangelical background. He graduated from Wheaton College and Fuller seminary. His book just came out this week and its already high on bookseller lists. It will be in single watch what kind of activity that stirs up the Christian community.

We like you have been watching the news and Libya and Japan. My goodness what problems this world has but I guess it's nothing new with cars have problems.

I been feeling quite good lately. I've been using my sleep apnea machine which I breathe into every night and seems to be not quite so tired the next day. I've had for overnight stays where they tried to test me to get the setting right on the machine. It's not much fun to sleep away from home all night and in the wake and six o'clock in the morning and told to go home. Greg Misty Suzman, has gone with me at night along with Tim and my caregiver.

Our caregiver Aaron Brandt has been with us now for over three years and he is wonderful young man. We are going to miss him next fall when he starts nursing school. I'm a little bit concerned else will be able to find somebody quite as good he's been a good friend as well as a good worker.

If you're curious about this speech to text software it's called Dragon software and it costs about $50 plus you might have to spend about $20 to upgrade your storage in your computer. Would be happy to hear from any of you. And I will write you back a personal Gmail best wishes to all Don holds that's not holds that's Holmes that's better.

Now that I have finished I can say that I have made no corrections. Many of the mistakes were my mumbling while I was talking. I think you will get better the more I use it. I think it will get better the more I use it.

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