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A visit to Typewriter Chicago

A visit to Typewriter Chicago

Typewriter Chicago is the brainchild of Lucas Dul, and the second new typewriter shop I've had the opportunity to visit this summer (after TB Writers Plus). Lucas just recently secured a brick-and-mortar location after...

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Ripples

Ripples

I felt it when the Typewriter Insurgency Manifesto came to me over twelve years ago: THIS NEEDS TO BE SAID. I sensed possibility, but I did not know what would come of it. I did not know it would lead to translations,...

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Give me poem topics

Give me poem topics

    On Saturday I'll be typing poems for the public at a neighborhood festival. I need to get my lyrical juices flowing. Give me a topic, any topic, and I'll type up a poem that will appear in my next blog...

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A wooden typewriter kit

A wooden typewriter kit

For those who've built their Lego typewriter and are looking for a new challenge, here's a neat concept.       More evidence of the continuing popularity of typewriters in the 21st century!  

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A visit to TB Writers Plus

A visit to TB Writers Plus

I'm currently in the middle of a four-day writing retreat generously sponsored by Xavier Universty. They house 35 faculty at a Marianist retreat center in suburban Dayton, Ohio, feed us, and give us time to write. Of...

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Want to run a typewriter shop?

Want to run a typewriter shop?

This is Tom Furrier, owner of the beloved Cambridge Typewriter in Arlington, Massachusetts. You may have read his blog or seen that Tom Hanks gave him a machine. Tom is ready to retire, and he'd like to find someone who...

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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...

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My interview on Techtonic

My interview on Techtonic

Mark Hurst interviewed me on Techtonic, his great show about the dangers of big tech, on April 15. You can hear the interview here (click on "Pop-up player"):https://wfmu.org/playlists/shows/138921

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Vinukonda

Vinukonda

I was paging through the first volume of my journal today and was delighted to find this story, written by hand on February 8, 1982. I had forgotten its details and didn't know whether a copy still existed. I decided to...

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Jewett no. 2 typewriter

Jewett no. 2 typewriter

This 1895 Jewett no. 2 is a recent addition to my collection. I haven't bought a 19th-century typewriter for years—much less a big one—but this was so pretty that I couldn't resist. It's in near-mint condition, with the...

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