A recent story I wrote takes up the issue of school zone traffic cameras in the city of Dunwoody, Ga. “The traffic study conducted for Dunwoody in early 2020 found 2,319 speeding violations in three school zones in one day. The number reflects only those vehicles traveling 10 miles per hour or more over the… Read More School zone traffic cameras
If you are a typewriter enthusiast or just interested in the machines, we’ll see you on Saturday April 30 from 9am to 1pm at the Farmers Market at Brook Run Park. People who visit can write a letter to someone for a small cost that will include an envelope and postage. More information available at… Read More Dunwoody Typewriter Pop-up Market
The 2022 Georgia General Assembly session ended fifteen minutes after midnight on April 5, spilling over from the prior day. More details are below. Link: 👉 Georgia Legislature adjournment sets stage for campaign season Link: 👉 Governor signs mental health, substance abuse bill
Very few people have lived unaffected over the past two years. Don’t forget to celebrate the little victories. Post written on an Erika 5.
By now enough time has passed to digest what happened at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas. Here are some thoughts about reaching out to your Jewish friends and family in time of tragedy.
Just about everything put in print or online over the past few months has been generated on either an Olympia SM9 or an Erika 5. Both German manufactured. This round is on a Royal Arrow from 1939, an American made machine.
Every now and then, that question comes up. A typewriter is meant to write. Nothing more, nothing less. It does one thing perfectly. Comments were written on a 1939 Erika 5.
The Olympia SM9 was used for this writing.
Merle Haggard’s famous baritone line from 1966 laments, “Tonight the bottle let me down, And let your memory hang around.” Here’s a story about when I was let down once. The machines here is an Olympia SM9 paired with Tomoe River A5 paper. Not quite onion skin, but close enough.
Existence requires boundaries. From time to time, those lines blur, weakening our structure. Perhaps, one mortar “remedy” is nature.
A musing from earlier today — real or imagined. An Olympia SM9 is the weapon of choice, along with corrasable bond paper. ps: Spelling errors aren’t corrected, they interrupt the flow.
The best typewriters have already been manufactured and there’s nothing you can do about it. If writing on a computer is leaving you lost, here’s an alternative.
ATLANTA — Democrats are on track to carry two of three runoff races, two of which will tip the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. The power shift will occur as Democrats break a streak of state-wide runoff defeats. Three incumbent Republicans were forced to runoffs following strong state-wide Democratic turnout in the general… Read More Democrats to win two of three runoff races
ATLANTA — Beneficiaries of two federal programs will receive a 1.3% cost of living adjustment, according to Social Security Administration (SSA) data released last month. The 8.05 million Supplemental Security Income (SSI) beneficiaries will see the increase in December, while the 69.7 million Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) beneficiaries will receive additional pay beginning… Read More Pensioners to receive 1.3% raise at year’s end
With the stroke of a pen, Governor Brian Kemp removed Georgia from a discouraging list of states lacking a hate crime bill. For years now, Georgia has been one of only four states without a law to adequately punish against crimes targeting a person because of bias against a “race, religion, sexual orientation, or gender… Read More “Georgia is a state too great to hate;” Governor Signs Hate Crimes Law, Completing Legislative Cycle
Last Thursday, after being inactive for over a year, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a long anticipated hearing on HB 426, which is the latest attempt to pass a hate crime bill. The committee was dually tasked with considering Rep. Chuck Efstration’s (R-Dacula) bill that passed the House last year, but also with Lt. Gov.… Read More Hate Crime Bill Continues To Turn As End of Session Looms
06/18/2020—Since last writing, the long awaited hate crimes bill finally had a hearing last Thursday. The hearing can be streamed here. The majority of the testimony supported passing HB 426, but one person voiced opposition citing “thought crimes.” The supporters included a collective of Interfaith, Jewish, Racial and Gender Equality organizations. Former Attorney General Sam… Read More A Weekend Update on Georgia’s Hate Crime Bill
Yesterday morning in a press conference, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan unveiled a hate crimes bill proposal, after criticizing HB 426 for not going far enough. Last year, HB 426 passed the House 96-64 and made its way to the Senate where to date, has largely been inactive, but that will change this week as the… Read More New Hate Crimes Proposal Introduced, But Time is Running Out
With legislative day 31 in the books, another day passed without movement on the Georgia General Assembly’s latest effort to pass a hate crime bill. Last year, HB 426 passed the House 96-64 and made its way to the Senate where to date, has been stuck in committee. Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee cancelled a… Read More Hate Crimes Bill Stalled For Now, But Tomorrow Promises Movement in Day 32
Yesterday, the Georgia General Assembly reconvened to complete the remaining 11 days of this year’s legislative session, after a 3 month coronavirus delay. As “sine die” approaches, a budget resolution has to be passed. Also of significant attention here and nationally, is HB 426, which is Georgia’s latest attempt to pass legislation increasing punishment for… Read More With Day 30 Completed, No Movement on a Hate Crimes Bill