Undercover Ink

Throughout history, tattoos have played an important role in the espionage game. This article from history.com tells the story. I wrote it for the blog in Simplified Gregg. Attachment: undercover-ink.pdf

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Thomas Jefferson’s Last Letter

This letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Mayor of Washington DC, Mr. Roger Weightman, was written on June 24, 1826. He wrote it using his left hand, as he had broken his right hand and it never healed. He was very ill: he will become bedridden two days later and die on July 4. I…

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DJS Rationale

As a newcomer here this year who has enjoyed reading and using the great wealth of material, I have not seen much detail about the rationale for DJS, so I wondered whether these attachments might be of interest. See also these links: Comparison of Simplified and Diamond Jubilee  From Gregg Simplified to Diamond Jubilee Changing…

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Higher than Man Ever Was

The X-15 was a hypersonic rocket-powered aircraft that set altitude records in the 1960s, reaching the limits of outer space. It was designed to be carried aloft and drop launched from under the wing of a B-52. In this selection from the August 22, 1960 issue of Life Magazine and transcribed by yours truly in…

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