Free Thoughts (with a Blick)

Free Thoughts (with a Blick)

My friend and I continued our end-of-the-academic-year tradition for one last time, before she’s off to a tenure-track position in Minnesota.     This time, I ramped up the eccentricity by typing on my 1912 Blickensderfer no. 6.  Her Underwood Champion...
Free thoughts at the end of the school year

Free thoughts at the end of the school year

 I’d been hoping to be joined by two friends for public typing on the last day of the Spring semester, but one was overwhelmed with work and the other was sick. So I was typing solo—which takes some courage. Fortunately, I had just listened to typewriter...
Free thoughts: Fall edition

Free thoughts: Fall edition

Fall in Cincinnati can be very beautiful.My friend and I took the opportunity to type “free thoughts” for the Xavier campus again. This time, some students joined in.Here are some of my thoughts.
Free thoughts revisited

Free thoughts revisited

In what is becoming a bit of a tradition at Xavier University, my friend and I welcomed students and faculty to the fall semester by typing “free thoughts” on our Underwood Champions—an offer that was met with puzzlement, indifference, enthusiasm, and...
Free thoughts

Free thoughts

Take two pretty Underwood Champions from the 1930s, some colored cards …… a little ingenuity, and some guts. Mix and you get Free Thoughts — a pop-up project at Xavier University today. A colleague in the philosophy department and I sat outside the...
#freepoemsfreethoughts

#freepoemsfreethoughts

On Tuesday, my colleague Tyrone Williams and I set up an Underwood and Smith-Corona outside Xavier University’s main classroom building. We’d told no one in advance—it was a pop-up poetry and thought shop. Over about an hour and a half, we were kept busy...