From a 4-dollar per month button factory job…

.. to earn enough to send for his lady to come to the United States. A tale that needed to be told… fron the 1850’s to the 20th century. Preserved how? By a 21-page story typed on a Remington portable. The point: “It’s worth taking the time and effort to record oral histories while relatives…

The enduring appeal of letter-writing.

At dinner with Judy Savitsky the other night, she handed over a clipping she’d found for me — in the LA Times — about a Penpal club.  Folks meet — some with typewriters — to craft & write letters to special long distance friends. I intend to check it out… I’ve always sought out penpals of…

Another idiot.

I stopped using the word “idiot” many years ago, because I realized nobody likes being called one. But this card was too funny to pass up — and since my brother’s in the placement business, I knew he was the right demographic to appreciate it. * Please Share

Fur boots.

I have a friend in Dallas who’s got a wild sense of humor — and isn’t afraid to wear whatever captures her eye. These FENDI boots – in an advertisement in Vogue Magazine — reminded me of a pair of red fur shoes she got from Fendi a few years ago when she was visiting…

Kate Spade does keys.

LOUISE A. MARLER, my friend who’s a “Typewriter Artist” — found this Kate Spade purse that features typewriter keys as its form of closure. She also discovered PERSOL sunglasses that are part of its “Typewriter” line. Who knew? Please Share

“Ant-Man” and a UC Santa Cruz alum.

I’m not an action movie fan, usually.  I liked Robert Downey, Jr. in “IRON MAN” but that was as far as my fascination went… until I heard that Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas were cast in “ANT–MAN” by Marvel Studios. “ANT-MAN” delivered, and the audience loved it.  Because AXEL ALONSO is a graduate of UC…

A keyboard without a “love you” key.

As I sipped my morning coffee — trying to wake up — I noticed this cartoon… and the typing, of course, caught my eye. When I looked a little closer, I liked his text — “to convey such thoughts (of love)” has no key… But then I thought — “If he had a typewriter, he…