A Little Shakespeare

Here is the well-known “To be or not to be” soliloquy from Hamlet, transcribed by me in Anniversary. I’ve used a Sharpie Roller 0.5 mm pen which has a slightly thicker line than I’m used to, but of all the pens I’ve tried out this is the only one that never skips. Attachment: to-be-or-not-to-be.pdf

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Walt Disney Goes to War

This excellent article by American writer J. P. McEvoy describes Walt Disney’s early days and how he eventually became involved in the war effort. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog. Attachment: walt-disney-goes-to-war.pdf

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The Mayflower

This article from the editors of History.com explains the history of the Mayflower and its role in the settlement of the New World. I transcribed it in Anniversary Gregg for the blog. Attachment: the-mayflower.pdf

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Trick-or-treating

Here is the first section of the Wikipedia entry for Trick-or-treating, transcribed in Anniversary.  I was consciously trying to fit everything on one  page, so the outlines are sometimes a bit close together. Enjoy! Attachment: trick-or-treating.pdf

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Daylight Savings Time

Most of us return to Standard Time next weekend, so I’ve transcribed the first few paragraphs of the Wikipedia page on Daylight Savings Time into Anniversary to give everyone a little reading practice. Enjoy! Attachment: daylight-savings-time.pdf

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Discovery of the New World

In addition to his short stories Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving was a historian. In 1828 he wrote A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus, a four-volume biographical account of Christopher Columbus. Here is an extract from Volume I, Book III, Chapter IV, in which Columbus…

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Keys for Shorthand in Gregg Writer & Today’s Secretary

From 1920 through 1960, the English keys for the shorthand plates in the Gregg Writer and Today’s Secretary only appeared in The American Shorthand Teacher (1920-1950) and Business Education World (1950-1990). Scans of every issue of The American Shorthand Teacher and Business Education World are available as separate magazine issues on the Internet Archive. (They…

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Patriotism Needs Intelligence

General Francis Marion (1732-1795) served in the American Revolutionary War. His irregular methods of warfare became well known, and he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla and maneuver warfare. He is credited in the lineage of the Green Berets of the U.S. Army. His biography The Life of General Francis Marion by…

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