Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Plugging in... 

Tech changes are always a short horizon away,

But Technology never takes a holiday!

 It’s there when we can’t sleep at night,

It’s there when there is a world in fright.

It’s there when we want to order some food,

It’s there when we feel like it’s time to brood.

It’s there when we don’t quite feel our best,

It’s there when we want a laugh and to jest.

It’s there when we need to make a reservation,

It’s there when we may feel some hesitation.

Add technology to your thank you list,

          Give it the old pumped-up gratitude fist!

ALWAYS REMEMBER: before calling for help - is it plugged in, and is it turned on? 


Friday, January 7, 2022

Plugging in... 

 Welcome to 2022.

Before Farm to Table, Grape to Bottle, or Farm to Feet,

The TUTOR’s been coming to your Computer to meet!

Though we still don our various PPE masks,

We stopped ZOOM-rooms for many tasks.

We went inside to eat our restaurant dinners,

Streaming Peacock shows, any academy winners?

The supply chain says everything is sold out,

But many container ships are waiting about.

Prices and inflation are now daily in our faces,

Vaccines are allowing trips to distant places.

The pandemic taught us how to survive,

And technology allowed us to protect our hive!

 poet-e (cidzik), ©2022


ALWAYS REMEMBER: before calling for help - is it plugged in, and is it turned on? 



Friday, April 30, 2021

The Internet - It's a RAP!


Plugging in... 

The Internet should be so easy,

Don’t I know the internet drill?

I Email, YouTube, and Podcast,

But finding stuff tests my will.

Why can’t I just use Google,

And never leave the site?

Hmm, but when I find the answers,

How will I know if they are right?

One wrong click can wreck my day,

I’ve done that once before,

Then some malware and a virus,

Get through my security door!

Please help me in my searching,

I don’t have time for these attacks,

Sort out all the garbage,

And just help me find the facts!

poet-e (cidzik), ©2021

ALWAYS REMEMBER: before calling for help - is it plugged in, and is it turned on? 


Monday, April 5, 2021

Poetry goes Viral - Literally!


Plugging in... 

When the corona virus came about,

The artist in the Tutor came out.

Remember when the Pandy hit?

The entire world had a hissy fit.

Some took out their needles to knit,

And others found a ball to hit.

Some raised beautiful gardens with flowers,

Others baked goods with caloric powers.

Vegetable seeds became as precious as gold,

Impossible to find, no more being sold.

Some stayed in their houses and stewed,

While others went out protesting, and booed.

Practicing safe six became the new norm,

As PPE and sanitizer took the world by storm.

The Tutor kept remotely plugging away,

Working with clients, keeping Covid at bay.

Many sat down and sewed some masks,

Others were consumed with household tasks.

Amazon and Instacart made deliveries to doors,

Being careful to leave packages on the floors.

People read more far and wide,

Book clubs met on the virtual side.

Cooking became a national obsession,

While some admittedly sank into depression.

Schools closed up all their classrooms,

Teaching took place in the new class-zooms.

The air worldwide became much cleaner,

While all the politics got a little meaner.

Puzzles and games were coveted things,

People shared them, as they did many things.

Stimulus checks gave us a timely reprieve,

Showing us hope and something to believe.

The stock market went on a roller coaster ride,

As every country told people to stay inside.

Some gained the Covid mighty 15,

Others embraced fitness to the extreme.

Countries re-opened in thoughtful phases,

We all walked apart through 6 foot mazes.

One day we will gather more closely to reminisce,

And once again safely greet others with a kiss.

Kindness, generosity and creativity abound,

As a new way of living we have found.

Scientists and others are working day and night,

To vaccinate us from this virus fright.

Heroes are lauded, they come in all types,

Contact-less paying became the new hype.

No words of thanks are enough for our heroes

As they reduce virus numbers back to zeroes.

poet-e (cidzik), ©2021

ALWAYS REMEMBER: before calling for help - is it plugged in, and is it turned on? 


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Plugging in... 

Haven't WE all become the ZOOMsters of 2020-2021! It seems that everyone from Kindergartners on up either knows what ZOOM is, has used it or hosted their own ZOOM-room. And although ZOOM fatigue is real, so is isolation.

The Tutor has to credit ZOOM, Microsoft TEAMS and GOOGLE MEET (among others) with keeping the world connected, entertained, creative and educated during our collective pandemic. 

For all the fussing about technology not doing what we want it to, we are fortunate to have these companies dedicated to the proposition that all meetings are created equal, they are inclusive, and work 24/7. Amen to that.

ALWAYS REMEMBER: before calling for help - is it plugged in, and is it turned on? 


Monday, October 26, 2020

Plugging in... 

 Apparently during the year of COVID, the Tutor had little to offer in the way of technology levity. Until today...

As we donned our low-level technology masks,

We joined many ZOOM-rooms for online tasks.

We waited for the delivery of our delicious dinners,

And binge-watched Neflix, maybe Oscar winners.

We skipped the waiting for doctor meetings,

And got check-ups through telehealth greetings.

Kayaks, RVs and lumber have all sold out,

Rail trails have everyone safely walking about.

Our yards and homes are looking extra spiffy,

We contactless paid with Venmo or Zelle in a jiffy.

Creativity has created sidewalk outdoor dining,

DIY kits have stopped some of our indoor whining!


ALWAYS REMEMBER: before calling for help - is it plugged in, and is it turned on?