Man Overboard

This entertaining story was based on a real event that happened to the Captain of this ship. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog. Attachment: man-overboard.pdf

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Reporting shortcuts and alternative outlines

I remember years ago there was a post with an attachment showing many alternative forms for words and phrases.  A few examples I can remember are [ta] for “take”, [tan] for “taken”, [u] for “through”.  There was congressional reporter vocabulary as well, and the document looked like it was typed on 8.5 x 11 inch…

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Cheating at Gregg

Some things in this world exist for no apparent reason. Here’s another. This is a (quick and dirty) video I did for a friend of a tool I built in my spare time over the last year. I taught my computer Gregg Shorthand and then I taught it to teach Gregg to me. In the…

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(Re) introduction to the group

Hi all, Just wanted to say, “hello” as I’ve returned to my shorthand studies and it’s been many years since I posted here (maybe ten years?)  I haven’t stopped using and writing shorthand since then, but lately I’ve been thinking about doing more research into shorthand theory and pedagogy.  I’m really happy the group is…

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Music and Health

From his book, Nerve Control and How to Gain It, Canadian-American journalist Henry Addington Bruce explains the effects of music on mental health. I transcribed it for the blog in Centennial Gregg. Attachment: music-and-health.pdf

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Appomattox: Epic Surrender

This very moving article by American Pulitzer Prize-winning editor, writer, and journalist Virginius Dabney, published 90 years after the signing of the surrender documents of General Lee after the Battle of Appomattox Court House, describes the events surrounding one of the last battles in the American Civil War. The signing itself occurred at McLean House…

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Why Is It?

One of the entertaining and satirical essays by American author and cartoonist Clarence Day, Jr., here transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: why-is-it.pdf

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