A New Addition to the Family: A 1956 Groma Kolibri

I’ve been drooling over Kolibris for a while. It’s not a machine you find in the wild in the United States. I have to thank Ebay for this one. The machine is sturdy and, merely due to its compact size, light to carry. The mechanics are brisk and smooth, and the key-shapes remind me of…

Typewriter Tattoo Courtesy of My Niece

I’m visiting family for a couple of days. My niece, with whom I’ve always shared creative interests, offered to give me a tattoo for my right bicep. I remember her early days. She had and has an independent spirit. We would work on art and build Lego structures all day long. Legos became a tradition,…

How to Say Thanks Beyond the Digital World.

I recently was bedridden for a few days–just a little post-op recovery. Many of my colleagues were kind enough to give me a helping hand. I needed to say thanks in a personal way–no easy email or texts. It was time to put some stationary and sincere thought to use. These are just a few…