Why Is It?

One of the entertaining and satirical essays by American author and cartoonist Clarence Day, Jr., here transcribed in Simplified Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: why-is-it.pdf

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I Keep Hearing Voices

This amusing article by American actress and author Cornelia Otis Skinner examines how people use different kinds of voices for different purposes and occasions; here it is transcribed by yours truly in Simplified Gregg. Attachment: i-keep-hearing-voices.pdf

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“No. 10”

This excellent article gives some details about 10 Downing Street, or Number 10 as it is known in the United Kingdom, the Prime Minister’s residence and office, here transcribed in Simplified Gregg for the blog by yours truly. Attachment: no-10.pdf

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A Church in a Gunsight

In this adaptation from his article Thoughts of a Combat Pilot published in the October 2, 1954 issue of The Saturday Evening Post, and transcribed by yours truly in Simplified Gregg, Charles Lindbergh reveals what went on his mind when, as an “unofficial” combat pilot in World War II, he “went forth to kill.” Attachment: a-church-in-a-gunsight.pdf

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God in a Cave

This selection is an excerpt from the book The Everlasting Man, by English writer and philosopher G. K. Chesterton, here presented in Simplified Gregg by yours truly. Attachment: god-in-a-cave.pdf

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The Lake

From the pen of the great Ray Bradbury, here is the original version of the story, in Simplified Gregg transcribed by yours truly. Attachment: the-lake.pdf

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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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President Washington’s Receptions

William Sullivan (1774-1839) was a prominent Boston lawyer, Federalist politician, and author. Sullivan was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1795, served on the Massachusetts General Court (1804-1830), and was a delegate to the Massachusetts Constitutional Convention (1830). From 1830, he devoted most of his career to writing about political institutions of the United States….

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A Bee-Hunt in the Far West

From his book A Tour on the Prairies, here is an extract of Chapter 9 transcribed by yours truly in Simplified Gregg, in which Washington Irving describes his adventure with honey bees. Attachment: a-bee-hunt-in-the-far-west.pdf

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