Learned the Palmer Method in my Catholic grade school in Ambler, PA.  Used a fountain pen in Bishop Kenrick High School, Norristown, PA, where I also learned to type on a manual Royal typewriter, my calculator had a pull-down handle and I learned how to take shorthand.  All proof I am from the Age of  the Dinosaurs.  So, how could I resist this wonderful method of communication at this stage of my life.    Now, in retirement I enjoy being a part of the big world out there from the comfort of  my own home.   I  have enjoyed many travels and  that has made me more appreciative of the diversity of our country.  The old folk song had the wording “this land was made for me and you”.  My postings reflect that sentiment in the most liberal sense.