Vocabulary – Sténographie Gregg (Sénécal)

This list of words and phrases appearing in the second edition of Sténographie Gregg by R. J. Sénécal was prepared by one of our members, Aymeric de Poyen. This is a handy reference for those studying French Anniversary Gregg. Mille mercies, Aymeric ! Attachment: Index Sénécal.pdf

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Mr. Know-All

One of our blog members, Ms. Ryoko Popjoy, has penned in Anniversary Gregg this short story by British writer W. Somerset Maugham. Mr. Know-All first appeared in the September 1924 issue of Good Housekeeping. Thank you so much, Ryoko! Attachment: Mr-Know-All.pdf

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Nine Words That Can Stop Juvenile Delinquency

In this essay that appeared in the December 15, 1957 issue of This Week magazine, the former senior judge of Brooklyn’s highest criminal court, Judge Samuel S. Leibowitz, attempts to answer to the riddle of the rocketing rate of juvenile delinquency in America during that time. I transcribed it for the blog in Anniversary Gregg….

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Knowledge is Power – Not Wisdom

Modern science has given mankind more power than was ever dreamed to be possible — but can it give mankind the wisdom to use power as it should be used? In this essay by American physicist and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Robert Millikan, he points out that there is a great difference between knowledge and…

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“Tin-Can Island” Comes To Life

The island of Niuafoʻou (meaning “many new coconuts”) is the most northerly island in the kingdom of Tonga. It has been an active volcano for thousands of years. The 1946 eruption was a particularly violent one and in December 1946 Niuafoʻou’s inhabitants were evacuated and resettled on the island of ʻEua. ʻEua and Niuafoʻou share…

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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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The Last of the Wayanas – Part 1

The Wayana tribe, one of the many indigenous peoples of South America, inhabits the Guiana highlands. In the first part of this article from World Health Magazine and transcribed by me in Anniversary Gregg, a French physician who studied this group of natives, Dr. Étienne Pierre Bois, describes some aspects of the life and traditions…

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The National Flag

What does a national flag represent? Henry Ward Beecher (1813–87), a prominent American clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and brother of Harriet Beecher Stowe, made these remarks to the Brooklyn 14th Regiment, bound for the battlefield in 1861. Here they are in Anniversary, written by yours truly. Attachment: the-national-flag.pdf

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