Hotel Jerome.

My friend, the very stylish jet-setter KIMBERLY KING-JOECKEL sent me a picture of this classic typewriter at the HOTEL JEROME in ASPEN. I’ve never been to Aspen, but when I get there — you can imagine the Hotel Jerome will be the first place I check out!  I looked carefully at this picture (above) and…

Geeking out.

http://mediaorigin.paleycenter.org/ Denise Avchen and I went for a walk several months ago… and happened upon the Paley Center for Broadcasting Museum in Beverly Hills. I knew there was a typewriter exhibit there — of major collector Steve Soboroff’s machines — and so we stopped by to admire them. Denise got a shot of me geeking…

“It’s been a week…”

We converged up in Cambria last weekend.  Seven of us, including our teacher Linda Schreyer, who’d set it all up.  I lugged my typewriter — the only one to do that! — and we worked in our rooms, meeting occasionally for feedback, lessons and connection. I hadn’t written Linda a ‘thank you’, so did that…

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…

Admiring the “Office” exhibit at The Smithsonian.

Director John Gray of the Smithsonian’s American History Museum had a special treat for me. He showed me the ‘OFFICE” display on the Innovations floor — in Washington, D.C. — and of course I had to have a picture. Don’t mind my wild suit. As I look at the tame gray ‘power suit’ behind me,…

Burning Man.

I’ve never wanted to go to “BURNING MAN” before, but after seeing this shot — of a woman admiring this huge “UNDERWOOD PORTABLE” sculpture … I may have to find a ticket. Please Share

Tons of typewriters.

 Denise Avchen and I walked into Beverly Hills to have lunch — and along the way, we stopped to see Steve Soboroff’s exhibit at The Paley Center … and I fell in love with his collection. He typed a line from each machine below,  a very cool idea. Please Share

Sculpture by Robert Arneson.

I’m drowning in e-mails.  One of them — that I didn’t delete because it had this image — came in a while ago from my friend Ewa Metcalf, who’s always on the look-out for all things keyboard.  Evidently there’s such a thing as a “ceramic sculptor” who makes typewriters. He was the father of the…

A little Valentine from Meghan Michaud…

Meghan Michaud is a fellow Rhode Island School of Design Trustee.  She saw that I posted about my father’s being ill — with a strange infection. She knew I was worried — and so came up with her own form of little red valentine:  a typewriter on display at the RISD Museum. I thought that…

Seamless transition?

Jim McCaw, a photojournalist who’s written for The New York Times and many other publications, is downsizing.  He sent me two machines from his home in Michigan… one of them this Coronamatic 8000.  I just found the Warranty & Owners’ Manual that Jim included.  This baby was produced in 1977.  Hmmm– that makes it a sexy…