How did Halloween become so popular in the United States? This small article, transcribed by yours truly in Centennial Gregg, explains it. Attachment: halloween-in-america.pdf
On May 7, 1915, two years after the sinking of the Titanic, the German submarine (U-boat) U-20 torpedoed and sank the Lusitania, a swift-moving British cruise liner traveling from New York to Liverpool, England. Of the 1,959 men, women, and children on board, 1,195 perished, including 123 Americans. On the following day, this editorial was…
Here is an amusing essay about the barometer and its usefulness. I transcribed it in Simplified Gregg for the blog. Attachment: on-keeping-a-barometer.pdf
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Hello, the second part of the poem. At the end, it’s rather dark as often with this poet. Actually, for the forest, it ends well, eventually… Edit: corrections made.
Hello, a poem in two parts. It’s from Leconte de Lisle, a 19th century poet who has quite an evocative style. A lot of difficult words… “Hallier” is a “groupe de buissons serrés” says my newly bought dictionary.
Part one: I appreciated the recent WWII diary post by @AngelaM because it was “messy” shorthand. Being new to shorthand I truly appreciate the well written exemplars to be found on this site and in textbooks. If you are going to learn something you have to know what “right” looks like. But I greatly appreciated…
This is an essay about wasted energy, by American Presbyterian minister Frank Crane from his book Adventures in Common Sense, and transcribed by yours truly in Centennial Gregg for the blog. Attachment: superfluous-energy.pdf
The following speech was delivered at the inauguration of the classes on Naval Architecture at Glasgow University in 1912, after the Titanic disaster, by Professor John Harvard Biles, at the time Vice-President of the Institution of Naval Architects. He discussed the causes of the loss of the Titanic and the proposals of the Board of…
Here’s an interesting essay transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly for the blog. Attachment: a-person-and-a-personality.pdf