The Flag

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress adopted a resolution stating that the official American Flag should have thirteen stripes, alternating between red and white, thirteen stars, to represent the states in the union, and a blue field to represent this new constellation. June 14 officially became National Flag Day in 1949. On Flag…

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From The American Scholar

The following are excerpts from an address delivered on August 31, 1837 to the Phi Beta Kappa Society at Cambridge by Ralph Waldo Emerson and transcribed by me it in Simplified Gregg. Phi Beta Kappa’s literary quarterly magazine, The American Scholar, was named after the speech. Attachment: from-the-american-scholar.pdf

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Blog Access Issues

For the next week or so, we will have intermittent access issues to the blog due to server upgrades. So if you try to access the blog during an “unlucky time”, please try again later on. I will keep everyone updated when everything is back to normal using this post. I apologize for this inconvenience….

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Random Questions from a Newcomer

I’ve long had an interest in shorthand, because it seemed like a magical power to write quickly in (to other people) gibberish squiggles. But nothing ever came of it (because I’ve long had interests in dozens of other things). Hopefully, I can learn it now. I’m starting the Functional manual for Anniversary (from archive.org). I…

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Shakespeare’s Poetry

Francis Jeffrey, Lord Jeffrey, a Scottish judge and literary critic, wrote this assessment of Shakespeare’s poetry. I transcribed it for the blog in Centennial Gregg. Attachment: shakespeares-poetry.pdf

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Home

Here is an excerpt from a speech by the managing editor for the Atlanta Constitution in the 1880s Henry W. Grady, transcribed in Anniversary Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: home.pdf

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