The Home Row Blog

News, notes and ramblings
from the Home Row team


Leprechauns and St. Patty’s Day

March 17, 2011

March 17, 2011 by Sharon Ritchey Everyone is Irish on St. Patty’s Day. That got me thinking about leprechauns and their true origin. These red-bearded gents are associated with gold, stylish green outfits, shoe making, four-leaf clovers, and rainbows. But as with all modern day mythical characters, there is a darker underbelly of creation. The […]

The Call to Action of Breakfast

March 9, 2011

March 9, 2011 Posted by Sharon Ritchey I’ve been writing a lot of ads lately and I have recently finished an online copy writing course through Writer’s University. And as most people realize, when you begin to pay attention to something you become hyper focused on it. For example, if you have ever gone car […]

An Homage to Frozen Food and Writing

March 3, 2011

March 6 marks a celebratory day in my writing career. It’s national Frozen Food Day. No, I don’t celebrate with ice cream and pizza. I stop and reflect how frozen food and specifically the international magazine Quick Frozen Foods International taught me a great deal about writing and caring about an industry. Way back in […]



What is the home row?

The home row is the center row of keys on the keyboard "A,S,D,F,J,K,L,;" When students are taught how to become touch typists (typing without looking at the keys) they begin with their hands resting on the home row. The left hand rests on the "A,S,D,F" keys and the right hand on the "J,K,L,;" keys. From this position the other keys can be reached.