Saying Goodbye to Our Typewriter

Jim LaBate
5 min readJan 9, 2020
Photo by Jim LaBate

I must be getting old. Every Saturday morning when I take our garbage to the local dump, I always take one last look around the house and ask myself, “What else can I throw away or give away this week?” I have officially ended the accumulation phase of my life and begun the distribution phase.

For example, within the last year or so, my wife, Barbara, and I have redistributed all of the following: we sold…

Jim LaBate

Jim LaBate works as a writing specialist in The Writing Center at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York.