Every year, I enjoy a two-month mini-retirement. I am, after all, a school teacher. You’d think I’d have a lot of time to write — and I do — but writing consists primarily of short stories; little attention is given to this blog. I do hope to post some of these stories when I’ve had a chance to proof them, but I don’t know when this will happen.
My summer also consists of traveling and reading. Thus far, I’ve visited the Pinnacles National Forest (see photos) and my folks in Nevada. My reading list includes Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick, alongside Augustine’s Confessions and Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Creation and Fall. The list is eclectic, but my mind tends to range.
Typewriter-wise, I’m working on a history of the original Remington portable typewriter, and I have collected a dozen or so related articles from the 1920s. Very interesting material. Here’s a question, how were typewriter manufacturers affected by World War I? I note that Remington and Underwood did not release portables until after the war. Were there materials shortages? If anyone has knowledge, please e-mail me at netadams @ gmail.
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