24 July 2012

It's that time of the year again

In the next few days, I will be cleaning the membership list of this group from members that have neither posted nor lurked in over a yea...

23 July 2012

Policy on out-of-print books and electronic copies

Are there any Gregg Simplified dictionaries that are still in print? So far all I have found are used copies off of Amazon that were printed...

Test Delivery

The group has been silent for two weeks -- at least according to my computer. That's unusual, even given holiday season in much of the w...

08 July 2012

Re-analysis of modern British vowels

I found this really cool link while digging around for alternate English orthographies. Now English orthography is a real horrible thorny m...

05 July 2012

Usage of word families in Gregg Simplified

On lesson 39 in the Gregg Shorthand Manual Simplified (2nd Ed), section 363, the book describes how you can abbreviate by leaving off word ...

Software for Tablets and iPods and such

What software (and hardware) do you find works (or doesn't)? If we share, we can save each other frustration. iPod I miss my old Pal...

01 July 2012

Washington -- The World's Most Beautiful Capital

Viscount James Bryce was the British Ambassador to the United States from 1907 to 1913. He delivered a speech in 1913 comparing Washington, ...

Our Defenders

This short essay appeared in many newspapers of the era honoring the heroes of the nation. It appeared in the June 1926 issue of The Gregg W...

Capitalizing One's Leisure Time

An interesting selection taken from the June 1930 issue of The Gregg Writer, written in Anniversary. Attachment: capitalizing-ones-leis...

Penmanship Practice - July 2012

Penmanship Practice - July 2012 From the October 1925 issue of The Gregg Writer. Click on the image for full view. Attachment: oga-oct25.gif