Apropos of nothing, I finally took my typewriter to have it properly cleaned and serviced. Because the only shop in the Seattle area that works on typewriters is in Bremerton and I live north of Seattle, it was a half-day trip: about one hour on the ferry each way, waiting for the better part of an hour for the ferry trip back, travel time to and from the ferry docks—and maybe ten minutes at most at the repair shop to drop off the typewriter and get an estimate. I will be doing this again in about three weeks.

(21 February 2019)

Port Townsend acrostic (a poem)

The August 2nd prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to find something purchased on a trip somewhere, then write a poem in which each line starts with a letter from the name of the city where the item was purchased. The poem is supposed to incorporate the item and describe an event that took place during the trip; I mentioned the item, but no specific event.

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