Dr. King used words well and to great effect. Today words are picked apart and little leeway is given to intent and words used. We understand that a word has many meanings… and how a word is said and in what context; shifts its meaning as well. It almost makes me afraid to say anything, because I will not be understood. But then I recall… to be understood you must first speak or be forever misunderstood.
Kentucky Typer had a new old stock (1984) FACIT 1740 for sale. I was looking for a typewriter to do the bulk of my letters to Congress on and the FACIT fit the bill. (The paperwork showed it was tested January 8, 1984 so I use that date).
Looking back on 2017, I look forward to 2018. Which is a good thing after all.
There is nothing better than running into a old friend… good memories rush in and smiles slip in. Even a 43 years old typewriter…
That time of year… time to spread some joy as if it were peanut butter on bread!
A funny thing happened on my way to the l946 KMM, I put in 5 sheets of paper and the typewriter acted with speed, grace & perfection. I had to check to make sure I was not using a Underwood. Less than 5 sheets it skips… more than 6 it freezes up… at 5 MAGIC!!
After typing 50 letters using my typewriters… my fingers seek out the Underwood’s. Not that other machines don’t do a great job… the touch wants what the touch want!
After typing 5 letters in a row with my 1956 Remington Travel-Riter, the ribbon started to snag… I switched to my 1962 Royal Futura and it’s able to handle a dozen pages in a row without issue… keeps asking for more paper!
After mailing off 115 letters to members of congress using my computer… I’ve gotten back 1 meaningful response. As a result I will switch to using my typewriter in the hopes that a “pitch” of civil interactions and debate will have more impact when the words were typed by a real human hand… (plus using a typewriter is more fun)!
I was watching the movie “Our Brand is Crisis” which is about American Political consultants who go throughout the world to win elections. The only thing that means anything is to win… The movie is fiction… but so much sounds true!!