20 January 2017

Handwriting trouble

The biggest trouble I seem to have with my handwriting is the slant, or I should say, lack of slant. my handwriting has always been vertical...

16 January 2017

'Keepsake' in Simplified

Hi folks- I'm wondering how I would write the word keepsake in Simplified. If I use a left-S, as in keeps , then the sake part of t...

15 January 2017

Question about -lity and -rity

There's a matter that's been bothering me for some time. It concerns -lity and -rity. In all the series of Gregg shorthand that I kn...

09 January 2017

Reversed vowel for R not in first edition

I use simplified mainly with some DJ mixed in, but was interested in the older systems and while looking up the old manuals I noticed the fi...

01 January 2017

To Build a Fire (1902)

  This story by American author Jack London was published in two different versions in 1902 and 1908. The 1908 version is a popular class...

The Donner Party

  On April of 1846, nine wagons left Illinois on a 2500-mile journey to California, in what would become one of the greatest tragedies in...

Spaceman Glenn

Spaceman Glenn This is an excerpt from an article that appeared in the March 2, 1962 issue of Time Magazine about John Glenn's first orbit in space...

Penmanship Practice - January 2017

Penmanship Practice - January 2017 From the January 1927 issue of The Gregg Writer. Click here for a full view.