What Independence Means

This selection by American statesman and political philosopher Samuel Adams — whom the famous beer was named after — was taken from a speech delivered in the Continental Congress, about one month after the Declaration of Independence. At the beginning of the speech, Adams is thinking of the hope still cherished by some Americans of…

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En longeant les quais de la Seine

In this small selection from his book, Pierre Nozière, Anatole France describes the famous banks of the Seine River in the heart of Paris, here in Sténographie Gregg transcribed by me. Attachment: en-longeant-les-quais-de-la-seine-anniv.pdf Attachment: en-longeant-les-quais-de-la-seine-simpl.pdf

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Mon Blog et Moi

Here’s a small selection about blogging, transcribed by me for the blog in both Anniversary and Simplified Sténographie Gregg. Attachment: mon-blog-et-moi-anniv.pdf Attachment: mon-blog-et-moi-simpl.pdf

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Histoire du français

Voici un petit texte pour mes amis francophones et francophiles. Here is a small selection transcribed in both French Anniversary and French Simplified Gregg by yours truly (my first Sténographie Gregg post ever!). Attachment: histoire-du-francais-anniv.pdf Attachment: histoire-du-francais-simpl.pdf

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Remarks upon Receiving the Nobel Prize

American novelist and short story writer William Faulkner was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1950 “for his forceful and independently artistic contribution to modern American fiction.” Here is his Nobel banquet speech, transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: remarks-upon-receiving-the-nobel-prize.pdf

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Where Bush Pilots Fly

The airplane has been called “the backbone of transportation” in Alaska. Scheduled flights over established routes connect all cities and towns. Daring bush pilots fly their own planes anywhere at any time, often to remote areas far off the regular routes. In this selection from his book Alaska, the Forty-Ninth State, Willis Lindquist describes the…

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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

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