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Sending a Letter in Green Ink

Happy Mother’s Day I have come back to cursive writing after many years of using a typewriter, followed by the computer keyboard, to record my thoughts, ideas and reflections. Fountain pens are perfect for cursive writing, which is making a comeback in the world of keyboards and digitalization. A few weeks ago, my first pen […]

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Archimedes of Syracuse Pi Day

Celebrating Pi

Pi (π) has been known for almost 4000 years. I learned today that we owe our gratitude to Archimedes of Syracuse (287–212 BC), as being the first to introduce the calculation. Without doubt, Archimedes of Syracuse was the greatest mathematician of the ancient world. According to the Math is Fun website, Pi is defined as […]

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What I Learned Today: January 7, 1714 Henry Mill & the Typewriter

Typewriters are storytellers. “If only the walls could talk,” I think as I walk by a Vancouver heritage house that has been meticulously and lovingly returned to its vintage state. So much happens in a building as one generation is replaced by another, each creating a home on the structure of another home. Even more […]

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Celebrating New Year 2021 with Robert Burns

Happy New Year! Mary Jo Malo inspired me today to remember the words of Robert Burns in his poem Auld Lang Syne. Every New Year celebration, we join others across the globe to sing this song of friendship. It is a poignant reminder that belonging to a compassionate community builds strength and resilience. Last year, […]