Love that Bukowski-with-typewriter drawing!
Juan, my condolences to you and your family on Grillo’s passing. Death is difficult in any circumstance, but especially suicide, and no parent should have to bury their child. Prayers for peace for everyone who knew and loved him.
Two mentions of suicide on one OTP page. It really is everywhere.
Juan, my condolences too.
Bukowski artist, fabulous work, gorgeous little piece of paper that.
Am loving the typewriter saga so much. I was eager to learn typing in high school too. Knew that college wasn’t an option so secretary I would be. IBM electric typewriters were fun. A drawer full of the metal balls with various fonts. I went on to work for lawyers for 35 years. My lawyer and I stuck with my typewriter for years after everyone got computers.
Thanks for your comment! It’s a little autobiographical, as I was a boy who learned touch typing in junior high in 1967. I put myself through 10+ years of college professionally typing, but also was a secretary at one time to seven physicians. Still no substitute for typewriters, as you and I both know.
Keep writing, we are kindred souls
I’m pleased some have liked my Bukowski caricature, which I forgot to sign. Ooops!—Tom
It is ok for Warriors to cry, Xicano. Rest In Peace, Grillo.
Gracias mi Gente. We have to keep going right, as we wish for other’s to do when we leave this life.
So, changing the subject, are we able to send in TWO pages on Sunday for Monday’s OTP? 🙂
Nevermind I’m getting greedy. I only wrote half a page yesterday. I’m just thinking that maybe I’ll go past the other half today…but I haven’t even started🤦🏾♂️
I’d be curious to know how you decide to generate text. Stream of consciousness as it is with me or do you sit there and wait for inspiration? What’s your method?
Richard, I’m guessing you’re asking all here but as for me it’s a little from column A and a little from column B(like Homer says lol). I either just sit at the typer and start writing what I’m thinking usually after a few drinks and some yesca or else it’s about things that have been on my mind for a bit. More than not a combination of the two. Certain things do cause me to move towards the typer faster as I imagine with all typesters.
No, friend, it was for you.
My inner writer identifies with Bukowski…except brown(and all the issues that comes with that) and better looking 😂.
The little serial I’m running right now on here about ‘David’ and his learning typing is a little autobiographical. I did indeed learn touch typing back in the sixties like David. I just never quit typing–even those 10 years that I spent pro typing in college. To me, typewriters have been an integral part of my life for over a half century–from the time when they certainly weren’t play-pretties for anyone and there were typewriter dealers in virtually every little city.