When I Grow Up

When I was ten years old, I wanted to be a writer. Actually, my oldest memories of “what I want to be when I grow up” involved telling stories. I started reading when I was three or four. I read Alice in Wonderland, Doctor Doolittle, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and books of fairy tales. As I grew up, I broadened my horizons. I read all kinds of fiction and non-fiction. But all that time I dreamed about writing my own stories. I wanted to give back. All those books and stories took me to other worlds, worlds where magic worked, worlds where you never knew what you were going to find around the next corner.

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Send to… where?

The send-to menu in Windows is useful for opening a file with an application other than the one you usually use. For example, you have a text file. You know it is a plain text file, but the name ends in something other than txt. So you open Notepad or some other editor that can read and write text files.

Not impossible to do, but it can be tedious. You open Notepad, you click File/Open, you then have to navigate to the appropriate directory and tell Notepad that you want to work with files other than plain text. Why go to all that trouble?

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