Happy New 2013!

May 2013 be a year of happiness and best wishes to all! Last year was the second most productive year of this blog with respect to posts since we started in 2004! Let’s break the record this year.

To start 2013, here is a nice selection written in Anniversary that appeared in the January 1930 issue of The Gregg Writer.

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  1. Happy New Year, everyone!

    I don't remember the exact day, but I started studying shorthand in earnest last January. Looking back at my earliest attempts and seeing how far I've made it in just one year gives me a great feeling of accomplishment. I still have a ways to go in getting down all of the abbreviating principles and my speed is still probably on par with longhand. However, I am able to use it every single day.

    I have 2 shorthand goals for the coming year: get down all of the abbreviating principles of Simplified and become familiar enough with the system that I can write complete first drafts without having to stop and think about how to form the individual outlines.

  2. [hape nU }r evun!]

    As you guys know, SS 1:2012 is complete, and I'm now working on the font that will put it all together, so in a few months, that text above might just turn into outlines.

    I'm graduating from high school in 6 months, and this might be the year of us finally being able to use shorthand on our computers. So I'm really looking forward this year.

  3. Happy New Year to all of you guys & gals, too.

    My goal for 2013 is also to continue my study of Simplified. Although with dealing with a family emergency and all the holiday hub-bub I haven't studied any shorthand in about 2 weeks. 🙁 I'm very disappointed in myself, but the holiday's were crazy as well as my partner has been in ICU for the past week.

    When Philip's 2nd Edition Simplified FM manual arrives from Germany (soon I hope) I will probably do a refresher review from the beginning and hopefully it will all come back to me very quickly. I was proud of myself at how fast I was getting at reading shorthand plates.

    My 18 day vacation comes to an end and it's back to the normal grind. I'm looking forward for things to return to normal.

    Peace to everyone.

    Paul

  4. Late happy new year everyone 🙂

    My resolution this time is to decide between Simplified and Anniversary 😛 The only beef I have with Simplified is the abysmal reading selection. Dear sir, this receipt is to confirm the remittance of your most recent ZZZZZZzzzz…

    And the downside with Anniversary is the tons of little rules that are easily forgotten without regular study, like -tern using the -ten blend.

    I could go on about this dilemma!

  5. I agree, Sjal, the business letters and such used in the 1st edition Simplified Functional Manual are really silly – LOL. And I find some of the sentences (and some of the words they used) very awkward and "dated".

    For what it's worth, I'm happy I chose Simplified as my system. However, I don't recall who said it to me, that once you choose a system to learn to try and stick with it. I think that is wise. 🙂

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