Last Friday night the Golden State Warriors defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, completing a four game sweep and winning the NBA title. While most of the conversation surrounding this series focused on Lebron James and the herculean effort he put forth to give his Ohio team a fighting chance, it was the well-rounded team play of … Continue reading Winning Is a Team Sport
Just days after writing about the inventor of Liquid Paper, I came across this typewriter. It’s a Remington Portable #2. According to my research on the serial number, it was manufactured in May of 1924. It was the 813th unit produced that month. I discovered this treasure in an old warehouse. It was hidden away … Continue reading More Stories Yet to Tell
As an executive secretary for Texas Bank and Trust in the 1950’s, Bette Nesmith Graham did a lot of typing. This being before the modern age of computers, any mistakes she made using her typewriter meant starting over. There was no backspace button, and even simple errors in her work could result in thousands of … Continue reading Where’s the White-Out?
Last week police in the Japanese city of Himeji were called to the house of an elderly woman. Her son, over for a visit was cooking dinner and heard strange noises coming from the second floor. When he went to investigate, he found a 20 year old man asleep in a vacant room. The owner … Continue reading Jaded
While out for a hike recently, I came across this stack of rocks. It reminded me of something I heard once about the Scottish Highland clans. According to legend, as armies would march to battle, each soldier would place a rock onto a pile. Those who returned home removed a rock, with the rest forming … Continue reading Stacking Rocks
Amid a crowd, she stood apart. Without making a sound, she spoke volumes. I’d never seen her before but knew I would like her. Last week I traveled to Austin for a couple of meetings. In the conference room of the hotel where I stayed, a soon-to-open local business was conducting interviews. Given the number … Continue reading Apart From the Crowd
Odds are, you’ve never heard of a grawlix; but I bet you’ve seen one. They’re mysterious yet extremely common. They’re hard to describe, even though they are instantly recognizable. You could have one in your home or office right now. This is a grawlix: #@$%*! In 1964, Mort Walker coined this term to describe the … Continue reading Taming the Grawlix