Business Penmanship in the early 1900s

When I first attempted to write Gregg shorthand outlines, I realized I didn’t have the same longhand proportions and principles in my 1950s Zaner-Bloser cursive as the business longhand which gave the movement and form Dr. Gregg used in the outlines. In the book on penmanship which he wrote, with Mary Champion, Dr. Gregg states:…

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Backstory on Birth of Simplified?

I learned on this blog the basics of how Simplified was created and how Leslie was responsible. Here’s a snippet by way of summary by Carlos from a 8/11/2017 post: (…At the time of his death in 1948, he [J.R. Gregg] was working with Mr. Clyde Blanchard on a revised new manual, because he really…

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My Faith

Dr. Victor Francis Hess was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1936 for his discovery of the cosmic rays, the high-energy radiation originating outside of the Solar System that strikes the Earth’s atmosphere. In this interesting essay written in 1946, Dr. Hess explains how his religious beliefs are in harmony with science. I wrote…

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Talk: A Tale from Africa

This entertaining story was adapted from the book The Cow-tail Switch: And Other West African Stories by American anthropologists and folklorists Harold Courlander and George Herzog, and was written by yours truly in Simplified Gregg for the blog. Attachment: talk-a-tale-from-africa.pdf

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Novae

In this essay from her book Beyond the Solar System, Bertha Morris Parker discusses the astronomical event known as a nova (novae or novas in plural) and how they were discovered. I rewrote it in Centennial Gregg for the blog. Attachment: novae.pdf

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