Nakedly exposed.

In today’s NEW YORK TIMES … 6-6-15 … MIKHAIL IOSSSEL, an author who left Leningrad in 1994, writes about how he used e-mail when he got here but still didn’t trust it… and why snail mail was better. We all take our ‘snail mail’ for granted… as well as our emails… but Mikhail reminds us…

Larry David’s conversational quirk.

Several months ago we were at a fundraiser for Emerson College/Los Angeles at the mountaintop home of mega-producer Norman Lear.  Mysteriously, just as President Lee Pelton finished his remarks, and dinner was still hot on our plates, producer Larry David got up… and strode toward the front door.  At first I thought he was on…

An Interactive Typewriter from the mind of Herb Caen.

My friend SUSAN BERGER — who I’ve known since our father worked together — lives up in Northern Califorina and spotted this story she thought i’d like.  She was right. I grew up reading Herb Caen’s column about the wilds of San Francisco… so the concept of sitting on a huge typewriter that is audio-enabled…

Last of the typewriter men.

https://medium.com/backchannel/the-last-of-the-typewriter-men-729f150c5083 My cousin Lauren Gropper, who I just saw for Passover, sent me this stellar story about the ‘last of the typewriter men’. Thanks, Lauren, for keeping an eye out for iconic stories like this… I appreciate it! Please Share

Personal Scribe for purchase.

Ewa Metcalf pays attention.  She knows me.  She’s always on the lookout for anything that has a typewriter — or a story about ‘thank you notes’. She sent me this article from the Providence Business News (March 16-22, 2015) about a woman, Beth Schart, who’s started a company that offers handwritten letters. Beth writes the…

New Norm’s.

Gloria Shepard lives near the original NORMS restaurant … and I have a feeling she may have stopped in there once or twice for coffee or a grilled cheese sandwich.  I send clippings to friends to alleviate the bill boredom, and give them something fun in the mailbox. Please Share

Put a teabag in your shoe…

….and other helpful hints in this story about the perfect closet that my sister Annie sent me. One helpful piece of information said to “put a teabag into smelly shoes”. Annie wrote “News to me!” I haven’t tried that yet.  The whole notion of it was a bit repulsive, to tell you the truth. Even…