I used my shorthand!

I’ve been reading shorthand for about two years now, after abortive attempts to learn about 25 years ago.  I’ve done a little writing, but nothing regular.  Mostly, I’ve been reading. This weekend I used it for real!  During a certain training session, I was assigned to be an observer, to notice how the trainee interacted with…

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The Last of the Wayanas – Part 2

In this second and last part of his essay, Dr. Bois describes the public health challenges that this fascinating tribe faced in the 20th century. The selection is written in Anniversary by yours truly. Attachment: the-last-of-the-wayanas-part-2.pdf

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Thomas Jefferson’s Last Letter

This letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Mayor of Washington DC, Mr. Roger Weightman, was written on June 24, 1826. He wrote it using his left hand, as he had broken his right hand and it never healed. He was very ill: he will become bedridden two days later and die on July 4. I…

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DJS Rationale

As a newcomer here this year who has enjoyed reading and using the great wealth of material, I have not seen much detail about the rationale for DJS, so I wondered whether these attachments might be of interest. See also these links: Comparison of Simplified and Diamond Jubilee  From Gregg Simplified to Diamond Jubilee Changing…

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“The 12 Rules For Life” — in Notehand!

I’ve been wanting to post Notehand reading material to the blog for awhile now, but I knew I needed to improve my penmanship first.  My shorthand is still not anywhere near as polished as Carlos’ beautiful penmanship, but here is my first offering, such as it is.  Maybe Notehand can be represented now up in…

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