Where Bush Pilots Fly

The airplane has been called “the backbone of transportation” in Alaska. Scheduled flights over established routes connect all cities and towns. Daring bush pilots fly their own planes anywhere at any time, often to remote areas far off the regular routes. In this selection from his book Alaska, the Forty-Ninth State, Willis Lindquist describes the…

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Quotes Jan 1-3 2020

I put quotes at random in my calendar. It’s eerie how often the quote of the day applies to what actually happens. Comments welcome. If you can’t read it, then Future Me won’t be able to either.  

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Skiing in a Nutshell

This is a nice story by American writer Dorothy Maywood Bird that first appeared in the April 1943 issue of the magazine Calling All Girls. Here it is transcribed by me in Simplified Gregg for the blog. Attachment: skiing-in-a-nutshell.pdf

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The Gift of the Magi

Initially published in The New York Sunday World under the title “Gifts of the Magi” December 1905, then in book form in the O. Henry Anthology The Four Million in April 1906, here’s the story transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly for the blog. Attachment: the-gift-of-the-magi.pdf

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Elven Prince

A short story I told at Open Mic this fall. It’s based on a story I read years ago, that I can’t find anymore, so I don’t know how much is plagiarized vs my own work. Elven Prince — In Gregg Simplified Shorthand The goal is readable for Simplified, but some DJS and Anni might have…

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Green Eggs and Ham

Someone issued a Dr Seuss challenge… Green Eggs and Ham — In Gregg Simplified Shorthand My goal is readable by Simplified. There’s probably some DJS and maybe a bit of Anni (only where it the Simplified version really annoys me). Comments welcome. If you can read it, then I’ll be able to read it years from…

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Simplified Cheatsheet of Abbreviation Principles

UPDATE: Edited cheatsheet 10/03/19. Changes: Fixed typos/errors, entered missing entries, clarified/made more concise some rules, re-alphabetized some entries that were clumped together. A few weeks ago I compiled a cheatsheet of the Simplified abbreviation principles (as well as some alphabetic stuff that I was having trouble remembering). My copy of the 2nd edition Simplified Manual…

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