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The Alphabet of Us: X is for Xerox ... May 18th, 2015

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All human beings possess a heart, soul, mind and strength. Nothing of any true significance can be achieved unless this is understood. 440 more words


Post 61 — There's No Place Like Home

As the months on the island passed and the Broquets came to view Samoa as home, the letters to the family back in Detroit changed. Originally three to four pages long, now they were barely two full pages (unless there was a hurricane, in which case – six pages, single spaced!). 1,280 more words

What to do on a sleepy morning

It’s 6:00 AM on a Saturday, and you haven’t had enough sleep.  You’re sitting at your computer.  You’ve read your email and checked a few things.  154 more words

Blue carbon & stickers

I should say the carbon paper is vintage, and in pristine condition, the box a silvery blue. It doesn’t give a very good impression on the Corona Silent but I’m sure will be darker on some of the harder platens. 43 more words


Vintage sleuthing

I wouldn’t like to admit how long I spent with a magnifying glass perusing these stamps!


Only With You

‘Only With You': text and folds on vintage carbon paper, March 2015


When the pen evolved into a machine

Before word documents, before word processors, even before dot matrix printers, there was the beast called a ‘typewriter’. On a variety of models were great novels written, duplicated via carbon paper and produced only in hard copy. 512 more words