Stuck in Translation

This diary was written in 1940. She wrote stuff in shorthand that she didn’t want her mom to know about (lol – didn’t we all?) She’s writing about a married man who’s been sniffing around her, taking her for rides and giving her small gifts. On this date, the man (Mr. Carver) took her to…

Continue Reading

Memoir of Mom’s Gregg Work

You may recall that my mother, Astrid F. Gescheidt/Ramsey, wrote the original shorthand for The Gregg Writer and other Gregg publications for many years.  I’m contemplating publishing a memoir about her Gregg connections, not the least of which was meeting my Dad, who also worked there.  I’d be grateful for any suggestions/queries, in posts or by…

Continue Reading

Quote for the Day on Reddit r/shorthand

https://www.reddit.com/r/shorthand/ just started a quote for the day challenge. Format still very experimental. List of quotes given for the week, then people either do several at once, or one quote per page in several systems. State whether you want comments or not. It’s neat seeing different people write the same thing in the same system….

Continue Reading

Quotes Jan 1-3 2020

I put quotes at random in my calendar. It’s eerie how often the quote of the day applies to what actually happens. Comments welcome. If you can’t read it, then Future Me won’t be able to either.  

Continue Reading

Captured by Mohawks

In the mid 1600s, Pierre-Esprit Radisson, the French fur trader and explorer (and for whom the Radisson hotels were named after), was hunting fowl near his Trois-Rivières home in Quebec, when several of his hunting group were killed by Mohawks, and himself was later captured by the Iroquois. He wrote detailed accounts of his travels…

Continue Reading

“The Young Ravens that Call Upon Him”

Canadian author Sir Charles G. D. Roberts was the creator of the “animal story” genre, in which the story is told under the point of view of the animals themselves. In this story — its title coming from a verse of Psalm 147 — the eagle is the main character. I transcribed it in Anniversary…

Continue Reading

Skiing in a Nutshell

This is a nice story by American writer Dorothy Maywood Bird that first appeared in the April 1943 issue of the magazine Calling All Girls. Here it is transcribed by me in Simplified Gregg for the blog. Attachment: skiing-in-a-nutshell.pdf

Continue Reading