Thursday, January 28, 2010

Tech novice: A new column

I have a new weekly column on The Faster Times where I review gadgets and so forth.

Here's the first installment!

Tech Novice Goes to the Apple Store

Hope you like it. Suggestions welcomed!

12 comments:

Richard said...

Hey Kyria,
I liked your article. I understand all to well the world of the tech novice.

I got me thinking about a few things that I think belong in my next writing piece, so tomorrow or so.

I would like to post a link to your article if you are ok with that as well. I always ask if it's ok first. If I don't hear from the person I'll do it anyway. I just figure the polite thing is to always make sure I ask.

Kyria Abrahams said...

Hi Richard,

Thank you. Sure, link away. It's all yours :)

- Kyria

jessethepro said...

HI,

Your article on the iPad was one of the funniest things I have read in a very long time. I am still laughing now. You may want to think about switching to comedy :-). Worst part is, I am still going to buy one the day it comes out. Just sad really LOL.

Kyria Abrahams said...

Thank you, Jessie! I want one too, even though I don't know why :)

Charles said...

It's a great article, but I'm disappointed that your "shit I learned this year" blog post has disappeared.

jessethepro said...

After writing my post, I looked around and saw that you were in comedy. Sorry :-). And a writer as well. Your book will be the next one on my list to read. We had a pocket of Jehovah Witnesses in the small towns of "middle of no where" Minnesota where I grew up.

I read through some of the posts about the book and they reinforced my feelings that in a world full of people, I am pretty certain that I am the only one that is not crazy.

Keep doing what you do. Your good at it :-)

Jesse

Kyria Abrahams said...

Thanks Charles,

I took down that post because I thought it was maybe a little too "real". Just writing that makes me die a little inside, but, yeah.

Jessie... Thanks, that's okay! I'm glad to meet the only other non-crazy person.

DelMoral said...

Hi Kyria
I didn't know where to post my gratitude for writing your book, I'm from Mexico and I also was raised as a Jehova's Witness and became a disfellowshipped at age of 15 though my dad forced me to keep atending till I was 18, so I feel very identified with your story, it was really awesome to me to find a boook from a JW disfellowship, I enjoy all of your jokes about the whole organization, and again I tell you I feel very identified with you, because I make the same jokes but the sad thing is that I'm the only person who laughs cause I'm the only disfellowship guy in my family.
I'm in the chapter five of your book and I just can't wait to finish it.
Something that surprised me was that, when I was a child my parents always turned off the T.V when the Smurfs (in Mexico, we called them Los pitufos ) started, and my dad also used to said to me that Smurfs were little blue demons, my dad also forbids me to hang on any kind of posters on my room, because you know (No debemos dejarle lugar al diablo ), he also used to say too often (Satanas anda como leon rugiente procurado devorar a alguien)So I started to fear tigers because I thought they were like the epitome of Satan himself, and I was told exactly the same story about those virile angels helping the poor sister from getting raped and murder ha ha!
And well there's a lot of things I would like to tell you but the main is: Thank You Kyria.

JZ said...

Dear Kyria,
I was looking for a place to message you about your book but did not see one so I thought I would drop you a line on this blog. First let me say you are an excellent story teller. I hope there will be more of your work to read in the future. I just finished I'm perfect your doomed and found it to be a haunting trip back into my own childhood. I was of course raised a JW but was able to escape around the age of 15 (I am 30 now) never to return again. It took me years of self discover to walk as a free person unfearful of the brainwashing I had been exposed to as a child. Your writting about your experence was a wonderful representation of what life was like as a JW. I had moved on many years ago and had not given my childhood much thought until a colleague recommended your book. My hope is that all of us that have been exposed to the trama induced by the lies we were told will find peace in a recovery process. I cannot help but wonder if this book was a part of your own recovery and how many more it will help on their journeys to freedom.

Your Not Alone,

JZ

JZ said...

Dear Kyria,
I was looking for a place to message you about your book but did not see one so I thought I would drop you a line on this blog. First let me say you are an excellent story teller. I hope there will be more of your work to read in the future. I just finished I'm perfect your doomed and found it to be a haunting trip back into my own childhood. I was of course raised a JW but was able to escape around the age of 15 (I am 30 now) never to return again. It took me years of self discover to walk as a free person unfearful of the brainwashing I had been exposed to as a child. Your writting about your experence was a wonderful representation of what life was like as a JW. I had moved on many years ago and had not given my childhood much thought until a colleague recommended your book. My hope is that all of us that have been exposed to the trama induced by the lies we were told will find peace in a recovery process. I cannot help but wonder if this book was a part of your own recovery and how many more it will help on their journeys to freedom.

Your Not Alone,

JZ

Kyria Abrahams said...

Thank you so much, JZ! Writing the book was very cathartic to me, but really, the true recovery has come in reading messages from people such as yourself. Knowing that people related to the book and had the same experiences I did has made me feel much less alone. I didn't expect that so many ex-JWs would see themselves in my story, and it's been amazing to find out how similar we all are.

Thanks for writing! :)

- Kyria

viean said...

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