Overly

I wanted to write overly (as in “he was not overly tired”). I wrote the usual o-hook above the line, and then the e-circle ON the line (e-circle as a word-ending indicating ‘ly’).  Thus ‘over’ + ‘ly’: But it looks open to misinterpretation (though I cannot yet think what else it might mean).  I tried…

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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 and 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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Those Amazing Sleepers

The phenomenon of estivation, or summer dormancy for survival during hot and dry periods, is observed in various animal species. This article, transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly, highlights some examples. Attachment: those-amazing-sleepers.pdf

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Words not in my dictionary

There are a few words which are not in my (Anniversary) dictionary that I’ve been puzzling over this week, and thought I would share with the group for advice. The first is “worthwhile”.  I think it can be written “u-u-th-i”, which is just “worth” with an I on the end.  Trying to put an “L”…

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Creating a Shorthand Club

Hello everyone, I’m planning on creating a shorthand club at my college and have managed to find a few people interested in it. However, I still need at least five members, including myself, in order to form it. My main question is this: what is the best way to get people interested in shorthand? In…

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The Boy Who Plunged Over Niagara

This story by American editor and writer Lawrence Elliott describes the “Miracle at Niagara.” Find out what happened that day by reading this account of the events, here transcribed by yours truly in Centennial Gregg. Attachment: the-boy-who-plunged-over-niagara.pdf

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