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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


The Two Roberts

It has been ages since my last post. I have been a little preoccupied with a little something coming my way: the imminent arrival of my first child! 311 more words

The Drawing Room

and in the news today

I am so happy with this ledger I’ve been working on for my upcoming exhibition that I couldn’t resist sharing a few pictures with you tonight. 123 more words


"I am my own secretary; I dictate, I compose, I copy all myself"*...

In this age of the email attachment and of the “duplicate” and “save as” commands, we’ve come to take copies for granted.  But the quest for a way easily to make/keep duplicates of correspondence and records without transcribing them has a long history: most readers will be old enough to remember the days when Xerox machines– introduced in 1959**– were the duplicators of choice; and some, the era of the carbon copy.   406 more words


Washington, D.C. (The Adobo Chronicles) – The Obama administration on Monday announced one of the strongest actions ever taken by the United States government to fight climate change, a proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulation to cut carbon pollution from the nation’s power plants 30 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. 110 more words



Never before have I blogged a piece of mail art I received with the piece being returned to the sender. Not sure why. I guess it’s just been easier for me to go with incoming and outgoing. 333 more words

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