Where the Wind Holds Sway

The Magallanes Region, located in the southernmost part of Chile, is the largest and second least populated region of the country. It consists of four provinces (Última Esperanza, Magallanes, Tierra del Fuego, and Antártica Chilena), and its capital, Punta Arenas, is located in the Province of Magallanes. Its climate is subpolar oceanic, with the warmest…

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Gregg Writer 1903-1982 on the Internet Archive

At the end of March 2021, the Internet Archive published the Gregg Writer/Today’s Secretary magazine Volumes 6 through 84 (9-1903 through 5-1982). This is the entire run of both magazines, except for Gregg Writer Volumes 1 -5 (4-1899 through 8-1903). The good news is that you can download images for all magazines through 1961. You…

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Afghanistan: Meeting Place of Nations

American author, Pulitzer Prize and Presidential Medal of Honor winner James A. Michener, well known for his novels, also wrote short stories, non-fiction essays, and articles. In this article from 1955, Michener talks about his impressions of Afghanistan. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog. Attachment: afghanistan-meeting-place-of-nations.pdf

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The Bell

In his book Journey into America, the renowned American botanist, naturalist, and author Donald Culross Peattie exposes his interpretation of the United States of America. The book is written under the device of being an introduction of Mr. Peattie’s country to a German friend named Baldor. At the same time, he attempts to express his…

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Sentinels of the Wilds

American poet and educator Archibald Rutledge describes the habits of some wild pack animals in this essay, here transcribed in Anniversary Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: sentinels-of-the-wilds.pdf

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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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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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A Home Town Is Born

This is an interesting account of what happened when a company town was sold to its tenants. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog. Attachment: a-home-town-is-born.pdf

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Fishing in Paris

There are many ways of fishing, however, American author and Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck preferred the Parisian style of fishing. In this essay, he describes with his unique perceptive and in humorous fashion, how different it is from the American and British styles of fishing; here presented in Anniversary Gregg and transcribed by me…

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