Art Skill, Typewriter Mechanic in Vancouver BC

I just spent a much-needed weekend at Harrison Hot Springs, just east of Chilliwack, BC and not far over the border from Washington State. We visited with dear friends from White Rock, who know of my typewriter hobby and shared this recent article in the Vancouver Sun: I believe the bit about the 90-year-old guy…

R.I.P. Derek Walcott, Poet

I don’t read nearly enough poetry, so lately it’s only when a poet passes that I become aware of just what I’ve been missing. Reading the obit for Derek Walcott, however, makes it clear that I need to find time to read more. To wit: I hear he was best known for using an Olivetti,…

Remington 9: Slightly Noisier Noiseless 8, Still Pretty Great

My last Noiseless 8 post  got a lot wrong. Unbeknownst to me the machine I featured and used for that typecast was in fact a Remington 9. I will either delete or heavily re-work that Noiseless 8 post; in the meantime I thought I’d take this opportunity to write about the Remington 9, a somewhat…