This is not the most awkward item I’ve ever traveled with as I’ve made several international trips, by airplane, with a guitar. Both companions make traveling more exciting.
Recently I’ve been trying to answer the question “What is permanence?”. I’ve done a some research as to how this concept applies to paper. For example what is “archival quality” paper and how long should we expect it to last and under what conditions? Why is some paper 25% cotton and some 100% cotton? What are we trying to achieve and are we likely to be successful? After watching the tragedy of the Notre-Dame de Paris I find the concept of permanence to be frighteningly fragile.
Today I wrote letter to all the living (former) presidents I served under. I’m not sure what inspired me but four presidents got a letter like this one. Please pardon my starry-eyed patriotism. Only President Carter received the post script.
The typed lines at the bottom of the page don’t really crawl up the page. This effect is caused by my lack of photography skills.
Writing with my new Webster XL-747 ultraportable typewriter. It amazes me that a 49 year-old machine can look brand new. Where was this machine hiding and why wasn’t it used? How many more are out there and can I find them before someone else does?