A collection of typewritten one-page pieces, typed on an old Remington 'Correspondent' riverside at various times and on various rivers including the Yarra, Goulburn, Latrobe and Murray. Initiated as an exercise in discipline to counter the lazy effects of spellcheck and live editing, it became something more personal and nostalgic.

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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Monday, December 11, 2006

of laughter and forgetting


Anonymous Anonymous said...

very beautiful and unique blog.

Monday, 15 January, 2007  
Blogger Jess said...

You brought tears to my eyes with this entry. I thought it was beautiful. I am so glad I happened to find myself here, I found you on the "blogs in space" site.

Wednesday, 28 November, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lucid, tender and well written. Why is it this type of writing is more likely to be written on a typewriter than on a computer?
Did you abondon your blog of typewriter?
What typewriter(s) do you use?

dirk van weelden

Sunday, 14 September, 2008  
Blogger nicky said...

Thank you for such lovely comments - I'd forgotten that the whole idea of blogging was that other people would have access to the writing...

Dirk, I haven't entirely abandoned this blog, but since we moved back into town late last year, I've not had as much time sitting by rivers with my typewriter.

The typewriter in question is an old Remington 'Correspondent' - a neat little portable in its compact case from (I'm guessing) the early 70s.

I certainly miss the freedom of having a single white page to fill, and the discipline of writing without the luxury of cut-and-paste. I must find the time again..

Thanks again, guys.

Sunday, 14 September, 2008  

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