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Scott Kernaghan
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The Filthy Platen has Moved.
Good evening. It is with great sadness that I announce that I will no longer will be maintaining this blog on the 'Blogger' network. Blogger has been pretty good to me for the past couple of years, but it has become necessary to move on to another site alon...

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Why I'm excited about Richard Polt's book.
The cover - as proposed on Richard's blog .  Is it a book about typewriters? Or just writing. Yeah, I admit it. I'm a typewriter collector. I intended to stop at 3, but then I found myself rescuing a glass key Royal portable from key choppers and it all wen...

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A place (not) called home
Foolishly I believed I had a place of my own. A place that I could write and bash at a typewriter and feel productive and alive. A place of warmth, love and enjoyment while I explore the inner worlds of my imagination without persecution or fear of death. O...

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Filthy wheels - A June weekend in Wangaratta.
My fingers just weren't hitting the right keys today. Never mind, if I wanted my typing to be perfect, I'd have used a word-processor. Anyway, I have decided to file my typing and travelling adventures under the new header seen above - titled 'Filthy Wheels...

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Wide Open Road - Typewriter Day, 2014
Sadly, the materials I set aside to undertake Michael Clemens typing challenge were accidentally disposed of in a freak cleaning accident. So, instead I decided to strap my typewriter to the motorbike, and head out on to the ' wide open road ' - a cafe in B...

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Resignation.
I looked closely at my work ID on Tuesday, and noticed that it expires in a bit over a week. The ID is current for 5 years, and as this was my first ID issued by the hospital I work at, it meant that I was coming up to my 5th year anniversary. The ID has be...

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The road to Gundagai, and unexpected rarities.
It had been only three or so months since I'd driven the road between Canberra and Melbourne, but the landscape looked so different. While previously the hills were an eye-piercing yellow, they were now a lush and rolling green. The rains had come and life ...

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Politics and typewriters in the halls of power.
  Rob in front of the 'red zone' .... Sometime in the 1980's. The phone was hung up with a slam rather than a gentle hanging up. It was a 70's era wall-phone and the give in the plastic immediately bounced the handset back out of the cradle. "Keating is a f...

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Politics and typewriters in the halls of power.
Rob in front of the 'red zone' at the Australian typewriter museum.    .... Sometime in the 1980's. The phone was hung up with a slam rather than a
gentle hanging up. It was a 70's era wall-phone and the give in the plastic
immediately bounced the handset b...
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