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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Delights of Reading

From the book The Use of Life by English banker, scientist, and politician Sir John Lubbock, here is an excerpt on reading, transcribed by me in Simplified Gregg for the blog. Attachment: delights-of-reading.pdf

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Gregg shorthand adaptations to other languages?

Hello, I was looking for resources and manuals for Gregg shorthand adaptations to other languages, specifically the languages Afrikaans, Esperanto, French, German, Hebrew, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Catalan, Thai, and Tagalog (these languages were mentioned on Wikipedia at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregg_shorthand#Adaptations). I’ve managed to find some materials for Chinese, Esperanto, French, German,…

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Work

The Crown of Wild Olive by English writer John Ruskin is a collection of essays dealing with various topics. It was published in 1866, and contains his last lectures at the University of Cambridge, dealing with subjects such as work, traffic, and war. Here is an excerpt from Lecture I: Work, transcribed by yours truly…

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