Molecular Structure of Nucleic Acids

The double helix structure of a nucleic acid living in chromosomes, called DNA, short for deoxyribonucleic acid, is arguably the most recognizable icon in biology. In 1943, Oswald Avery discovered that DNA is the source of heredity. However, it would take almost 20 years and three scientists — James Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins —…

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A Boy’s Plans for Self-Improvement

Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography is considered the most readable book published in America in the 18th century. He wrote it at odd moments during the last twenty years of his life. The first five chapters were in the form of a letter written in 1771 to his son, the then Governor of New Jersey, and were…

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On Skates

Figure skating is a very popular sport around the world, and part of its popularity is due to the achievements of Dick Button, two-time Olympic champion (1948, 1952) and five-time World champion (1948–1952), and the only non-European man to have become European champion. Button was the first skater to successfully land the double axel jump…

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“The Young Ravens that Call Upon Him”

Canadian author Sir Charles G. D. Roberts was the creator of the “animal story” genre, in which the story is told under the point of view of the animals themselves. In this story — its title coming from a verse of Psalm 147 — the eagle is the main character. I transcribed it in Anniversary…

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A Miserable Merry Christmas

From the autobiography of American journalist Lincoln Steffens, this story takes us to the author’s childhood, growing up in Sacramento, and his memories of one particular Christmas. This story was adapted as a short film. Here is the story in Anniversary Gregg transcribed by me. Attachment: a-miserable-merry-christmas.pdf

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The Value of Time

It is human nature to take time for granted, and we do not stop to think how we can use it more efficiently. This selection written in Anniversary Gregg by me delves into this important topic. Attachment: the-value-of-time.pdf

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Besieged by Bears – Anniversary Shorthand

Besieged by Bears (1909) was serialized in the Gregg Writer in Anniversary shorthand in January and February 1935. This story appeared in Wildlife on the Rockies (1909) by Enos A. Mills: https://archive.org/details/wildlifeonrockie00mill/page/n10 Here is a link to the story: BesiegedByBears

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The Stage Coach in Anniversary

Here is an Anniversary shorthand story from the Gregg Writer.  The Stage Coach (1820) was written by Washington Irving. Irving is famous for writing Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. Both of these stories were published in separate Gregg Shorthand books for 1902, 1916, and 1929 shorthand.  All Gregg Shorthand versions of…

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