The Barr Universal has its own unique look and feel. It is like and unlike any other typewriter. As our people… it makes me want to life my barr (so to speak) in thinking.
My first post was on a Olympia SM7 from 1961. I had heard an Olympia portable was used by Stan Laurel, which was all the recommendation I needed. Checking my typed pages I learned that it was not until September 2012 that I confirmed this information. Back then I did not even number my posts (only after I passed 250 and felt it would be helpful to keep track).
Along the way I discovered a website called Letters from Stan where they collected letters that Stan Laurel typed… in 2012 the number of letters was 1,184 today it is 1,620. Mr. Laurel died Feb 23, 1965 and the last letter they show is from Feb 20, 1965. Laurel & Hardy always brought a smile to my face.
When you type you have time to take the time to experience the things you would have missed in the high-speed internet age!
March 31, 2012 I posted for the first time. 892 posts later I continue.
Its always great to receive feedback that breaks my mindset outside of the echo chamber of my own thoughts. Expands my worldview and perspectives.
Been reading lately that the least tolerant people are those who keep asking for tolerance by others. I must be missing something… if someone is intolerant who believes claims that they are virtues of tolerance. I accept the fact that not everyone loves typewriters. Some prefer to use computers, I tolerate this odd behavior.
After reflecting over the past 40 years on a 109 year old typewriter. I feel I will be a much better person at 40 years from now (age 100). At 109 I may make the transition to mellow…
It could have been 1967 or 8 when our family took a trip to Washington D.C.; we stopped at the office of a Conservative republican Senator Everest McKinley Dirksen… I was not that interested (I wanted to see the Lincoln Memorial); I could not understand why we needed to travel from Illinois to D.C. in the hopes of seeing someone from Illinois… Now 48 years later I understand!
The words look good to me… not that they say that much. I just like looking at the words on paper placed there by a 108 year old typewriter (even with a cracked frame). Serial #220078
I watched the President and President Elect sit down and speak of unity and doing good. This should have meant that supporters of both would follow that lead and build bridges. Instead one group wants one man to speak out against protesters and another group wants the other to speak out against those who celebrate by negative statements toward minorities. Another objects to picking a Chief of Staff who might get along with congress to well and should pick someone who will be less friendly (and hints of “or else”.
This is not building a bridge toward understand and hope. A star said positive things (think O) and is called a “sell out”. It is hard to see the good in others or to find a common ground when actions that move toward unity are “spit on”.
The experts should stop saying why someone lost and explain how everyone can win if we give “understanding” a chance.
Ignore my thoughts… nothing will happen. I will still believe in this country regardless. Without hate or malice… I just seek understanding and I hope that is okay!