And here's my review of Richard's new Jackalope Typewriter Pad. It definitely does a great job muffling typewriter noise, in fact, much better than any makeshift pad I've used. The thickness and firmness are just right, and the texture of the felt provides a good grip so that the typewriter stays in place while typing. I tested it on the Studio 44 precisely because it has an odd footprint, and I found that the pad fits just about right. My one suggestion: more attractive color options if possible. Other than that, two thumbs up for the Jackalope!
Finally, here are cool greeting cards that arrived by mail from Cincinnati and Switzerland. Thanks again, Richard and Florian!
* See my post on the other Auster book: Almost bewitched by Olympia SM9
* Typecast via Olivetti Valentine