Thursday, August 16, 2018

Poem: A Visual Poem

Maybe it's about writing a typewriter versus writing on an ipad.  Or maybe it's about sex versus pornography.  Or maybe it's about watching reality TV.  I guess it could be about a lot of things.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Poem: Languages

1942 Klein Urania

My German is certainly not good enough for poetry, but I guess inspired myself to attempt it anyway!

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018

Poem: Summer Reflection

I like being able to use a somewhat dark machine for writing uplifting poems.  The Olympia Robust is a wartime typewriter made during the Third Reich. 

My Olympia Robust next to a Double Lemon (lemon crunch ice cream in lemon soda) at Pop's Ice Cream and Soda Bar in Roanoke Virginia.  Check out the old gooseneck soda fountain in the background they used to make my drink!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

PSA: Do you REALLY know how to use a stapler?

For a long time, I did not.  At least not to their greatest potential...

The part which the staple presses down into is called the anvil, and most staplers have a two mode anvil where one pushes the ends of the staple inward and the other pushes them outward.  Sometimes the anvil slides to adjust, sometimes it is pushed up from the bottom, and I have even seen ones where it flips.
My Arrow 210 has a three position anvil, described on the instruction booklet below.

Aha!  There IS a reason for the outward staple!  It's a temporary staple.  If you choose to begin using these you will not need the scary-teeth-looking tool so many of us have seen and used.  You will only need your fingers.

Check out this very short video to see how much easier your life is about to become: