From the story: “Hanks, accompanied by his college-age son, Truman, was in town to visit the typewriter shop, Los Altos Business Machines, at 100 State St. Truman is a freshman at Stanford University. It turns out that Hanks is a big typewriter collector. He initially went to the store to have his son’s typewriter repaired, but he ended up buying two vintage Smith-Coronas.
The Orange County Register has been around for years. I was delivering for them back in the late sixties and early 70s before finally leaving Orange County for San Diego. The papers would get delivered in front of my house. Saturdays were heavy, because I would get the Sunday ads plus the Saturday paper, and I would . . . Continue reading →
I’m Quebecois – I was born to hate most things Toronto – especially the Leafs. Given all the heat the Montreal administration took last year as a result of the Charbonneau Commission, I don’t have any moral high ground against Toronto. Not only did the mayor of Montreal get indicted for corruption, but so did the interim mayor.
This is a blog post I made a little over two years ago, when I sat next to Ron Kind, a Democratic Congressman on his way home to Wisconsin from Washington, DC. Read it and tell me if I saw it coming. This is the second of two parts. Continue reading →