Tag Archives: speed


not me, but someone from back in the day 
who is frustrated by the illogical order of the keyboard.

have you ever wondered why the letters on the keyboard are organized the way they are? while it seems like the letters were randomly strewn across the keys, this method of organizing the keyboard was developed as way to slow down typists. back in 1872, typewriter users were typing too fast and causing the typewriters to jam. so, the QWERTY method actually kept the machines from breaking down and is still used today.


“wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast. ”    

-william shakespeare



source: mental floss, noam


passing the time.


the old one

takes his time

relaxes and fishes

the young ones row fast

all in a crew

the middle one


from a motor boat

tells them how and what to do.

“old age is ready to undertake tasks

that youth shirked because they would take too long.” 

-w. somerset maugham 




(not us, but what we imagined we looked like)

back in my advertising days

we decided to get active

and created

an after-work

roller blading group 

we did this 

each wednesday

for 6 years

with a pretty loyal core of people

and noticed that

we never got better

never lost an ounce of weight 

never got faster

but we did

meet our local police

see things from street level

like we had never seen them before

scream when going down big hills

 frequently get passed

by speed skating groups in matching outfits

sweat a lot

listen to outdoor concerts in the park

plug in a blender outside

 for margarita night

laugh endlessly

cross paths with many interesting people

discover places that we didn’t know existed

blade into taverns for refreshments

get breathless

survive many scrapes bruises and sprains


share such a wonderful adventure.


(not us either, but more what we really looked like)

“there is more to life than increasing its speed.”

 ~mohandas k. gandhi

image credits: google images