Saturday, October 03, 2015


Friday, October 02, 2015


Thursday, October 01, 2015

Welcome, October!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Farewell, September!

Photo by VT*Grand!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Alan's Pen Grip...

                          "From The Palmer Method of Business Writing (1935)
                       Note that most of the students are using the Spencerian grip."

I was looking through my copy of The Palmer Method of Business Writing (1935) and when I closely examined the classroom illustrations I realized that the students were, for the most part, not using the grip usually taught today (body of pen resting on web between thumb and index finger), but as illustrated in the Spencer book!  I attach one of the illustrations to this e-mail.  Upon carefully reading Palmer's instructions, I saw that he recommended Spencer's grip, but said some people wrote perfectly well with the more modern grip.  Well, I'm working on it and making progress;  a practice of sixty-three years duration is not going to change overnight.                                                                                                                                      ~ Alan

    Try it!  It's a lot lighter on the hand.  I like a good nib with a flowing ink and just wish I could write
    from right to left, being left-handed.  It can be very messy for a left-hander to use ink because one's 
 hand has to cross the area just written upon.  But I once had brown ink, and even a dark blue-green. :-)
                                                                                                                                 ~ listener

Monday, September 28, 2015

Are you Ready for 9/28/15?

Predictions are running rampant about what will happen today. 

Some say the world will end when a giant asteroid hits planet Earth.

Some say the world will be enlightened as a massive wave of light radiation bombards us.

Seems to me either way it's a win-win.  But it really would be nice if Enlightenment happened one moment before Obliteration, eh?  ;-)

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Blood Moon

Where and when to watch:

Can you believe, I took this photo with my little Sony H20 camera, Saturday evening? I was surprised!