I once was one of fourteen callow people in a year-long management training program at a large company. One assignment given the entire group was to develop the company’s budget for the next year. We had, if I recall correctly, the month of November to do this as it had to be entered into the mainframe GL… Continue reading Set in Stone?
During my freshman year in college, many decades ago, students were required to take a seminar course where one must write an essay every week (still are). This requirement was added after professors found many initial writing efforts unreadable. (I later participated in a conference on teaching writing to college students where I concluded that good writing… Continue reading Full Stop
A dozen years ago, my wife and I helped my parents with a garage sale before they moved. One of the items they decided to sell was a big old L.C. Smith typewriter from the forties. (We had sold our old Macintosh 128k computer a few years earlier for $100 at a garage sale; little… Continue reading The Typewriter